President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the families of the victims of the collapsed building in Jos, Plateau state, which led to the loss of lives. He has consequently given stakeholders in the building industry a new directive concerning the constant collapse of buildings.
DAILY POST reports that the figures which were released by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) shows that 12 persons have so far died in the collapsed three-storey building in Delimi community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
Buhari had reacted to the unfortunate incident and had through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, said he was greatly shocked by the unfortunate loss of lives and wished those injured quick recovery.
“I feel your pains at this difficult moment and my prayers, thoughts and empathy are with you as you struggle to overcome the shock of this misfortune.”
He prayed to God to offer comfort to those who had been affected by the terrible incident, and urged stakeholders in the building industry to find a lasting solution to the frequent incidents of building collapse across the country.
“There is the urgent need to address the issue of enforcing safety standards in our buildings in order to forestall future tragedies,” he said.
The collapsed building was said to be undergoing some repairs when the catastrophe occurred.
Of the 13 people who died in the collapsed building, the owner of the building and his pregnant daughter were among the casualties.