By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday commiserated with the government and people of Lagos state, particularly the victims of the collapsed building on Wednesday , which led to the unfortunate death of 10 people , including school children.
The party said it has been grief-stricken over the tragedy, which “has traumatized not only the families of the victims, but also the entire nation with bereavement, pain and anguish.”
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday, the party prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and the fortitude to enable families of the victims to bear the tragedy.
“The PDP also commends Nigerians for their show of love and solidarity in the search and rescue effort, which saved the lives of many of the victims of the tragedy. Such solidarity reinforces our unity and resilience as a people.
“The party calls on the authorities to look into the issue of building collapse in the country and take strong steps to forestall such ugly incidents in the future.”
It also urged all public-spirited groups and individuals to continue to reach out to the victims at this moment of grief.