NEMA recommends integrity test for all buildings in Sango barracks


By Moyosore Salami

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recommended that integrity tests be conducted on all buildings in the Sango police barracks to ascertain the viability of the structures for its occupants.

This is following the collapse of a block of flat that happened in Sango Police barracks in Ibadan on Saturday.

The NEMA Southwest Coordinator, Saheed Akiode while speaking with journalists in Ibadan maintained that the about one hundred quarters are no longer safe for its occupants because they lack adequate rehabilitation and renovations from time to time.

While revealing that about 168 occupants have been displaced due to the collapse, he confirmed that there was no casualty reported except for a few damaged property.

Oyo State Commissioner, Adebowale Williams while inspecting the scene said statements regarding the incident will be issued by the force’s Public Relations officer as at when due.

It will be recalled that a block of flats in the Sango Police Barracks in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Saturday evening, collapsed.

However, the number of trapped persons or casualties, if any, remained unknown.

The collapsed structure is in front of a residential three-storey building in the area.

Source who expressed shock at the news wondered why the State Fire Service could not be called or visit the scene of the incident, despite the proximity to the scene of the incident.

The source, however,  assured that they would immediately swing into action.