The collapsed building

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Friday visited the site of Friday’s four-storey building collapse in Abuja and expressed satisfaction with the effort and prompt response of emergency, rescue operators and security agencies at the collapsed building at Jabi, FCT. Abuja.

Osinbajo, who visited the scene at about 6.47 p.m on Friday, said that all hands were on deck to ensure rescue and saving the lives of those who could have been trapped in the building.

He said that all the agencies concerned were present, including the necessary equipment to rescue the trapped persons.

“I am quite satisfied with the level of the activities to ensure that this very unfortunate incidence is not made worse by loss of lives.

“So, I think that as far as the whole process of ensuring that those who may be trapped under this collapsed building, the whole process of ensuring that they are rescued is well underway,” he said.

The building located at the Jabi district, Abuja collapsed at about 1.30 p.m.

The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello was also at the scene and commended the rescue operators for their prompt response.

He said that after the rescue operations, proper investigations would be carried out on the incident.

As at the time of the report, there were over 15 workers in the building, six persons were rescued so far and one dead.