Acting President Osinbajo visits site of collapsed building in Abuja, describes incident unfortunate

Category: Hot | Posted date: 2018-08-18 00:33:02 | Updated date: 2018-08-18 02:11:36 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News


Osinbajo, who described the incident that left several people trapped as unfortunate, said he was satisfied with rescue efforts and the emergency response to the incident.



The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday visited the scene of a collapsed four-storey building in Jabi, Abuja.

Osinbajo, who described the incident that left several people trapped as unfortunate, said he was satisfied with rescue efforts and the emergency response to the incident.

While assuring that all the relevant public agencies would ensure that rescue operations were effectively carried out, he said “there is enough for us to expect that they should at least be able to rescue anyone who may still be trapped in this building. I am quite satisfied so far with the level of the activities to ensure that this very unfortunate incident is not made worse by any loss of lives.”

“The collapse of this building is a very unfortunate incident. As you know, it was a building under construction. It appears to have collapsed a few hours ago.

“The most important thing at the moment is that we have all of the relief, safety and emergency management agencies all here. NEMA is here, the FCT authorities are here, the Hon. Minister himself is here, the executive government is here. So, the whole process of ensuring that those who may be trapped under this collapsed building are rescued is well underway. All of the emergency equipment, help movers and the equipment that are required, are here,” Osinbajo said.

The Acting president later took to his twitter handle to express his feeling for the family that may have lost someone to the incident.

“This evening, I visited the site of the building that collapsed in Abuja. My heart goes out to the family that lost someone today. There are no words to describe how you must be feeling. On behalf of this nation, please accept our sincere condolences.

"To all of the people who were injured, we wish you speedy recovery. Thank you to officials of the FCT Fire Service and NEMA for conducting rescue operations quickly. Your actions saved lives today, thank you so very much”, Osinbajo twitted.