All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has advised government to take urgent step to demolish buildings that are adjudged as weak across the country.
Commenting on Wednesday’s collapse of a building in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island, in a condolence message today, Thursday, Tinubu, who is the former Lagos governor regretted that the school children lost to the building collapse did not deserve to die the way they did.
“They do not deserve to die the way they did. May God comfort their families and grant repose of the souls of those young ones. Government must now ensure adequate medical treatment for the rescued victims.
He stressed that government’s laid down regulations on building construction and maintenance must be faithfully respected and enforced, adding that to mobilize support for these regulations, Community Development Associations need to come to government’s aid.
“If the collapsed building had been found to be weak and marked for demolition and everybody involved had done what was required of them, perhaps this terrible incident would have been averted.
“On its part, the government must fast-track demolition arrangements once a building is discovered to be weak and deserving of being pulled down to save lives.
“Above all, we must all take appropriate lessons and learn from this sad incident.”