The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has directed that the victims of the uncompleted building that collapsed in Bode Area of Ibadan, on Friday, be moved to the state hospital and given immediate and free medical attention.
The governor’s directive was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, on Saturday.
Ajimobi said that he was greatly saddened by the incident, which he described as avoidable.
While sympathizing with the victims of the collapsed building, he however, expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost in the incident.
Ajimobi said: “I’m greatly saddened by the collapse of the uncompleted building in which some people were initially trapped. This is very unfortunate and disheartening. But, we must give glory to the Almighty that no life was lost in the incident.
“I have directed the relevant agencies to ensure that all the victims are transferred to government hospital and be given immediate medical attention at no cost to them.”
The governor commended the rescue team for their prompt intervention which led to the evacuation of the victims without recording any fatality.