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School collapse: Fast-track demolition of marked buildings, Tinubu urges govt



All Progressives Congress National Leader , Bola Tinubu , urged the Lagos State government to fast track the demolition of buildings marked as structurally unfit .
Tinubu said that the children who died in Wednesday ’ s building collapse on Lagos Island did not deserve to die the way they did, describing the incident as tragic .

In a condolence message made available by his Media Adviser, Mr Tunde Rahman , on Thursday , Tinubu , commiserated with the families of the victims , praying that God would comfort them and grant repose of the souls of the young ones .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some school pupils were among those who lost their lives after a three – storeyed building located on Massey Street , in Ita -Faji , Lagos Island, collapsed on Wednesday .

The school of the pupils was located on one of the floors of the building .

Aside from the dead , many other persons were injured. The injured were taken to different hospitals for treatment .

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 .

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“ 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 .

“ 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, ” he said .

( NAN)

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