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.

Emergency and rescue personnel are seen at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. – At least 10 children were among scores of people missing on March 13, 2019 after a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos, with rescuers trying to reach them through the roof of the damaged structure. The children were attending a nursery and primary school on the top floor of the residential building when the structure collapsed. Police said they believed scores of people were trapped under the rubble. (Photo/ AFP)

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.


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