The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, in a statement issued on Saturday says his heart bleeds at the number of casualties recorded in the Ita-faji, Lagos building collapse.
The three-storey building, which had a school on one of its floors, collapsed Wednesday morning at 10am, leaving no fewer than 20 persons, including children dead and many injured.
Adams expressed sadness over the death of children in the building, and sympathised with the families of the victims.
He said “I feel sad that the lives of many of those promising adults and young pupils could be cut short in such manner, “The sorrow I feel now is overwhelming, seeing the way they were being evacuated from the rubble of the building”
Adams also expressed concern on the standard of education in Lagos state, saying private schools located in residential apartments are of no standard.
“Of what standard are schools located in residential apartments?” he queried.
He advised the state government to step up in building of low-cost and affordable houses, so that residents would live comfortably.