Panic in Lagos as building marked for demolition Injures two people


There has been panic in the Oshodi are- of Lagos state as a two storey building marked for demolition collapsed, leaving two people seriously injured.

It was gathered that the incident which took place at No 35, Adesanya street, off Ayoni Bus stop in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi Lagos on Sunday morning, has mounted fear in the minds of many around the area who are also living in similar houses marked for demolition.

However, it was learnt that the officials of the Lagos State Government have waded in to pull down the remaining part of the structure in order to forestall further damages.

Meanwhile the Lagos State Government has declared its intension to commence a clinical follow-up and rehabilitation of victims of the March 13 ita-Faji building collapse in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Government has said it has commenced a clinical follow-up and rehabilitation of victims of the Ita-Faji building collapse in central Lagos.

The intension of the State was made known by Dr Titilayo Goncalves, the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Health, who said the follow-up was aimed at the full recovery of victims of unfortunate incident of collapse.

It has been reported that a three-storey building with a penthouse collapsed on March 13 at Ita-Faji area of Lagos, leaving 20 people, mostly comprising of school children dead, with many others severely injured.

According to Goncalves he described the March incident as an unfortunate calamity, praying against a recurrence of such, while adding that the government is providing this clinical follow-up and rehabilitation session to ensure good health of victims of this incident and help them recuperate.

Speaking further, he said, “But moving on, the government, being responsible and responsive, is concerned about the health and wellbeing of the citizens.

“The follow-up includes a mental health treatment for those who may have been traumatised by the incident.

“Mental health talk and support is being offered by our trained psychiatrists, grief counsellors and social workers.

“This is because some of them, after such a traumatic incident, require mental health support to help them overcome their grief,” she said.

It has also being gathered that school kits and other items would be provided to the affected victims to aid their process of recovery

According to Dr Funmilayo Shokunbi, the Director, Medical Administration, Training and Programmes in the ministry, he said foodstuffs, school kits and other items would be provided to the victims to aid their process of recovery.

He added further that the items were donated by the Lagos State Government, Oba of Lagos and other well-meaning donors.


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