Jos Building Collapse: Buhari condoles with families of victims, worries over safety standards


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of victims of the collapsed building in Jos, which claimed lives.

According to figures released by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), 14 persons have so far died in the collapsed three-storey building in Delimi community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.

President Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, 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 comfort everyone affected by the sad 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.



– July 16, 2019 @ 08:05 GMT |


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