Ibadan building collapse: Oyo govt to commence investigation
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Ibadan building collapse: Oyo govt to commence investigation

Mojeed Oladipupo



Oyo State Government has said an investigation will be carried out by the relevant agencies on the collapsed two-story uncompleted building that came down in Sogoye, along Bode, Molete area of Ibadan, of the southwestern state on Friday.

This was revealed by the state government in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, on Saturday morning.

Eight people, who were eventually rescued from the rubbles have been transferred to the hospital to receive treatment and they are in stable condition.

The commissioner also confirmed that no life was lost in the incident.

Arulogun explained that the multi-agency rescue operation team set up by the Governor was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims from the collapsed building which was under construction as at the time of the incident.

According to him, upon hearing the news of the incident, the Governor, Abiola Ajimobi set up a multi-agency rescue team which promptly swung into action, mobilising equipment, materials and personnel.

He added that the team was able to rescue the two victims trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building as three were initially rescued manually and no fatality was recorded in the rescue operation which ended 3.45am Saturday morning.

The Government spokesperson, therefore, admonished building construction practitioners to desist from cutting corners and using cheap materials.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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