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Ebute-Metta: Buhari Fumes, Says Building Collapses Has Become Increasingly Embarrassing





President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed displeasure over the rate of building collapses across the country while commiserating with families of those who died, sustained injuries and was affected by the building collapse at Ibadan Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

Buhari in a statement on Monday via his media aide, Femi Adesina said it is high time the relevant state authorities collaborate with professional bodies to halt the tragic occurrence across the country.

The President, who said he is pained by this tragic incident, praised the courage and determination of the first responders, national and sub-national emergency agencies in Lagos State, and compassionate Nigerians, for their quick actions in the aftermath of the three-story building collapse, which resulted in the rescue of several people, including many children.

Buhari also wished those who had been injured a speedy recovery and prayed for divine help in the ongoing search and rescue efforts.

Part of the statement reads: The frequency of building collapses in the country has become increasingly embarrassing, the relevant state authorities must work closely with professional bodies to put a halt to these unfortunate but preventable incidents.” 

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