The report also revealed that the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who visited the collapsed site took responsibility for the tragedy as he expressed sadness and grief over the occurrence.
According to a report by the Punch Newspaper, the two injured survivors, who were construction workers at the collapsed building, died in the hospital where they had been rushed.
The report also revealed that the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who visited the collapsed site took responsibility for the tragedy as he expressed sadness and grief over the occurence.
“I take full responsibility of what happened here, not even the Commissioner for Works can take the responsibility because when the glory comes we share it together but if anything goes wrong, I take the blame. But we are going to get to the root of the matter,” he said.
Amosun, however, insisted that rescue operation would continue until it got to ground floor while assuring the public of a thorough investigations into the cause of the building collapse.
'We can’t leave this place the way it is, because it is better for us to act under caution. We are not that comfortable with the way this place is and that is why we have to get to the ground-zero. We will get there before we leave the site.
'We are going to find out the cause of the collapse. When you look at this building particularly, you will discover that the topography of this side of the building is lower and that is why we have the basement here.
'We didn’t pray for this but we are going to double-check other state projects to determine their structural viability. We are very sad about the fact that we lost lives,' he concluded.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency in the South West, also revealed that 16 construction workers in the building were rescued alive, while an injured worker died on the way to the hospital.