Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has arrived the scene of the building which collapsed earlier today at Ita Faji, Lagos Island.
The governor has disclosed that 25 bodies have been rescued so far from the building where over 100 school pupils are reportedly still trapped. This, he said, was according to the briefing he got from the LASEMA boss.
Ambode said: “I’ve been briefed that the building is a residential building accommodating an illegal school on the 2nd floor.
"The rescue team is fully in charge and they will continue with the rescue operation. But I appeal to people to give the rescue workers a chance to save more lives.”
Buildings in the area, according to the governor, will now undergo integrity test by the state government and those that do not meet standards will be demolished.
"This area and building here will be undergoing an integrity test, as you can see some of the buildings have been marked for demolition.
“We have been receiving pleas from house owners from the area, notwithstanding we will go ahead with the integrity test and any building that fails the integrity test will be demolished.
"But the most important thing now is to save more lives before we talk about dealing with the culprit.
“The deputy governor is at the hospital to take care of those who have been rescued and are at the hospital. The Hospital bills will be taken care of by the state government,” the governor finished.