Ikoyi, Lagos state - Three days after a 21-storey building collapsed in Gerrard Road in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has named the survivors rescued so far.
Governor Sanwo-Olu visited the scene of the incident on Wednesday, November 3.
According to Premium Times, the Lagos state governor admitted that “mistakes were made from all angles” leading to the unfortunate incident.
He was quoted to have said:
“This is an event that one can say that indeed mistakes were made from all angles and this is an event that truly really shouldn’t be happening in a modern-day city like Lagos state."
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Governor Sanwo-Olu also noted that anyone found culpable would face the wrath of the law.
The survivors, according to Governor Sanwo-Olu, include:
1. Adeniran Mayowa, 37 (suffered a hip injury)
2. Odutan Timileyin, 26
3. Ahmed Keneku, 19
4. Sunday Monday, 21 (suffered a leg fracture)
5. Waliu Lateef, 32
6. Shola Bade Nurudeen, 33 (has a pelvic injury)
Identities of some workers unknown
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the identities of some of the construction workers including the project manager were unknown.
He said some officials have been to their residence but they couldn’t find anyone.
The Lagos state governor described the incident as a national disaster while he sympathised with the victims’ families.
More details emerge as Pastor, 22 workers remain trapped
Since the collapse of the building on Monday, November 1, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) alongside many sister agencies have been working round the clock to ensure that victims under the debris are evacuated.
According to NEMA's acting coordinator for the southwest region, Ibrahim Farinloye, 22 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the building collapse as at Wednesday noon, November 3.
Also, a total of nine people were rescued alive from the collapse.
Pastor Ola Ogunfuwa trapped alongside 22 of his workers
Meanwhile, another report suggests that a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ola Ogunfuwa, and 22 of his workers are said to be trapped in the rubble.
Ogunfuwa, a pastor in charge of Living Water Parish, Ibafo in Ogun state is reportedly a contractor on the project.
Since the building collapse, no one has allegedly heard or seen Ogunfuwa neither has he (Ogunfuwa) or any of his workers been identified as those rescued alive or bodies recovered.