Written by on March 21, 2019

Former Deputy National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George has paid visit to victims of the collapsed building on Lagos Island, who are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital on Broad Street.

Chief George urged the state government to ensure that all those responsible for the sad incident were prosecuted.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the affect victims in different wards of the hospital, Chief George, while saying it was understandable that the state authorities could not be everywhere, maintained that those saddles with the responsibility must be held accountable.

According to him, what happened was purely criminal offence for an agency of government to mark a building for distress and uninhabitable but refused to put the building down for some selfish reasons which eventually claimed so many lives.

Chief George called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who happened to be former governor of Lagos State, to offer some of the empty buildings in the state to the affected victims on a temporary basis, until they have fund to get apartment.

He said that in the interest of humanity Fashola’ vacant buildings in Lagos Island should be used to rehabilitate the victims since the houses had been vacant in the past five or six years.

The PDP chieftain charged the Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, to ensure that he turned Lagos Island into a modern area like his predecessors namely Fashola and the incumbent, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode did to Surulere and Epe respectively.


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