Osinbajo Hopes The Trapped Victims Will Be Rescued
Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President, while speaking on the collapse of a four story building in Jabi/Utako area of Abuja described the incident as very unfortunate.
In a statement by Osinbajo’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, it revealed that the Acting President spoke when he visited the scene of the incident
In the statement it was revealed that Osinbajo assured Nigerians that all needed public agencies are on ground to see that the rescue operations are carried out accurately.
He took the opportunity to commiserate with the family of the people who have lost their lives and those that got injured in the collapse.
Osinbajo expressed hope that those that are still trapped under the collapse structure would be rescued at the end of the process.
He said, “First, I want to say 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.
“I think that 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. As you can see, all of the emergency equipment, help movers and the equipment that are required, are here.
“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.”
Those in attendance with the acting President were Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
Meanwhile, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, took to his Twitter page, to commiserate with the victims of the incident. He wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with families of all those affected by the tragedy of the collapsed building in Jabi area of Abuja. May they be comforted.”