According to Punch Newspaper, “a three-storey building, located on 63 Massey Street, Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, collapsed on Wednesday, during which ten persons, including four pupils, were feared dead. It was gathered that the building, which housed a school, Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10:00 a.m.” This happened on Wednesday the 13th of March 2019.
This is not the first time a building is collapsing in Lagos, in 2018 alone, at least 5 buildings collapsed leaving several people dead and many injured. The number of school children that might have died, injured or survived from this recent building collapse is yet unknown. This is painful because the tragedy could have been prevented if the authorities in charge of approving and inspecting buildings did what they are supposed to be doing.
Unfortunately, some of these school children can no longer go to school. It is only fair that all concerned global active citizens take this action to get justice for this inhumanity and prevent future occurrences.