Amidst news of the three-story building collapse in Oyo State’s capital city, Ibadan, the State’s Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has sympathized with victims and directed relevant agencies to ensure that they receive the necessary treatments and rehabilitation for free.
This development was disclosed in a statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Bolaji Tunji.
In his statement, Mr. Bolahi disclosed that the Governor has directed that the victims should be moved to the state hospitals and should be given free and immediate medical attention.
The Governor expressed sadness over the incident and hinted that it was avoidable. He thanked God that no life was lost in the unfortunate event.
“I’m greatly saddened by the collapse of the uncompleted building in which some people were initially trapped. This is very unfortunate and disheartening.
“But, we must give glory to the Almighty that no life was lost in the incident.
“I have directed the relevant agencies to ensure that all the victims are transferred to government hospitals and given immediate medical attention at no cost to them,” he said.
Governor Ajimobi commended the rescue teams and agencies for their prompt and immediate intervention and reaction to the incident which saved the lives of the victims.
He said that investigations will be carried out to root out the cause of the unfortunate event and anyone found guilty will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.
Reports from the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN also said that a delegation of the state’s top officials led by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, also visited a victim at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.