APC leader, Bola Tinubu has released a condolence message addressed to the families of the victims of the recent building collapse in Lagos, praying that God would comfort them and ensure the dead rests in peace.
Reports broke yesterday that school pupils were among the victims of the unfortunate three-storeyed building collapse at Massey Street, in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island,
Aside those that lost their lives, several other persons got injured and were rushed to the hospital.
Tinubu said, “The building collapse in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island on Wednesday is a tragic occurrence.
I commiserate with the families of those children who lost their precious lives. They do not deserve to die the way they did.
May God comfort their families and grant repose of the souls of those young ones.
If after the collapsed building had been found to be weak and marked for demolition and everybody had done what was required of them, perhaps this terrible incident would have been averted.”
He also urged the gvernment to play their own role to ensure the safety of Lagosians.
He said, “On its part, the government must fast-track demolition arrangements once a building is discovered to be weak and deserving of being pulled down to save lives.”
“To mobilise support for these regulations, community development associations need to come to governments aid.
“Above all, we must all take appropriate lessons and learn from this sad incident.”