President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the collapse of a three-storey building, which left many feared dead in Itafaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday.
DAILY POST reported that at least 50 children have been rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as other security agencies.
Speaking, President Buhari in a statement on Wednesday afternoon, signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina sympathized with the parents and relations of the deceased, wishing them God’s comfort.
He also wished the injured speedy and complete recovery.
The statement read in part: “Buhari commiserated with the government and good people of Lagos State and pledges assistance of the Federal Government as may be required by the state.
“It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender. May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour
“He charged the Lagos State government to do all that is needful so that such tragic developments do not recur in future.”