President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the victims of the building collapse in Jos, Plateau State, which claimed lives.
In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday, said the figures released by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), showed that 14 persons have so far died in the collapsed three-storey building in Delimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
According to him, President Buhari while reacting to the incident, said he was greatly shocked at the unfortunate loss of lives and wished those injured quick recovery.
While President Buhari Commiserating with the survivors of the accident and families of the dead, he said:
“I feel your pains at this difficult moment and my prayers, thoughts and empathy are with you as you struggle to overcome the shock of this misfortune.”
While praying to God to comfort everyone affected by the sad incident, the President urged stakeholders in the building industry to find a lasting solution to the frequent incidents of building collapse across the country.
According to the President, “there is the urgent need to address the issue of enforcing safety standards in our buildings in order to forestall fucture occurence