UPDATED: No Lives Lost In Ibadan Building Collapse

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No Casualties were recorded in the building collapse that occurred in Sogoye, along Bode, Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday night.

This was according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The incident had occurred less than 72 hours after a three-story building collapsed at Ita Faji area, on the Lagos Island, Lagos state.

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The NEMA South West Coordinator, Slakku Luggard and Director of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Akin Makinde, on Satruday, said no lives were lost in the incident as rescue operation has ended.

“It took us some hours before the necessary excavator could be gotten to assist us in evacuating the debris. We thank God there were no casualties,” Makinde said.

Mr Luggard, on the other hand, said, “I think the rescue would have been faster than this and would have given us more results within a short time if not because of the crowd we saw and it was difficult to manage them and the second challenge we had was the issue of excavators.

“The information came around 6:30 and before the excavators actually started, it was about 10 or there about”.

“We belive that with more awareness and working together, we will get over this.

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“I think people need to be sensitised about the building materials they use and the government will be meeting with stakeholders including people who are into the building industry to make sure that they supervise these things,” he said.

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