The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has revealed his sadness over the deaths that occurred after the collapsed building disaster at Ita Faaji, in Lagos Island
Lagos state Government had earlier said 20 people died as a result of the accident.
He said he feels the many young Nigerians that died could’ve been future leaders in the country before he urged the government to ensure that such incidents don’t repeat itself.
His words, “I feel sad that the lives of many of those promising adults and young pupils could be cut short in such manner. It is sad. My heart bleeds at the number of casualties.
“The sorrow I feel now is overwhelming, seeing the way they were being evacuated from the rubble of the building.
“We cannot continue to experience all these happenings in Lagos state, cases of building collapse should be addressed holistically to forestall future occurrences.
“At the same time, there is a need for the state government to address the issue of building collapse urgently in the state, it is becoming too frequent. There should be standard in what we do as people.
“That is how it is done in other climes. Many of the buildings in Lagos, particularly, on the island, are old, and dilapidated. ”
“Meanwhile, those contractors building the new ones, most times, use substandard materials, and nobody blinks an eye.