- Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari, has demonstrated her sympathy towards victims of the the Ita-Faji building collapse
- Aisha, on Saturday, March 16, paid a visit to the victims receiving treatment at the Lagos Island General Hospital
- She also visited women and children wards of the hospital, prayed to God to grant the families that lost loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, March 16, visited victims of the Ita-Faji building collapse at the Lagos Island General Hospital to sympathise with them.
The wife of the president offered her condolences to the victims of the incident, which claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 people, including school children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Aisha, who took time to visit women and children wards of the hospital, prayed to God to grant the families that lost loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.
She also wished those still on admission speedy recovery. One of the victims and teacher in the school located in the collapsed building, Easter Samuel, expressed her shock over the incident.
The 19-year-old teacher, who was receiving treatment in the hospital, prayed to God not to experience such unfortunate incident again.
The chief medical director of the hospital, Gani Kale, said 10 children were admitted in the hospital after the incident.
According to him, three out of the patients have been discharged, having certified their medical fitness. Kale said there was no case of referral to another hospital.
Aisha accompanied to the hospital by former military administrator of Lagos State, retired Brig.-General Buba Marwa and former deputy governor of Plateau state, Pauline Tallen, among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had said that it was deeply saddened by the collapse of a building housing a school and residential units in Itafaji, Lagos Island area of Lagos state.
Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC national publicity secretary, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, March 14, said the incidence which led to several deaths and injuries, particularly among children was avoidable.
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