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FG directs assistance to victims 21-storey building collapse

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed the mobilization of immediate emergency response towards rescue operations at the site of the 21-storey building which collapsed yesterday in Ikoyi Lagos State while still under construction.

In a statement the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq expressed shock at the incident and sympathized with the people and government of Lagos state over the tragic incident and directed immediate mobilization of the NEMA Team from the Lagos Territorial Office to assist with the rescue operations at the site.

“This is tragic. I sympathize with the Lagos state government and families of people still trapped inside the rubble.

“We have mobilized immediate rescue operations through the NEMA Team from the Lagos Territorial Office to team up with the state SEMA.

Many are still feared trapped in the rubble of the collapsed 21 storey building.

Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing by Daniel Adejo