Photos: Osinbajo visits site of collapsed building in Abuja

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By Lizzy Okoji and Nana Musa/Abuja

Osinbajo, middle at the site of the collapsed building in Jabi Abuja on Friday night

Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday expressed satisfaction with the effort and prompt response of emergency, rescue operators and security agencies at the collapsed building site at Jabi, Abuja.

Osinbajo, who visited the scene at about 6.47 p.m on Friday, said that all hands were on deck to rescue and save the lives of those who could have been trapped in the building.

He said that all the agencies concerned were present, including the necessary equipment to rescue the trapped persons.

“I am quite satisfied with the level of activities to ensure that this very unfortunate incident is not made worse by loss of lives.

FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, Osinbajo, NEMA official and first right, Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government of the Federation

Osinbajo arrives at the scene

“So, I think that as far as the whole process of ensuring that those who may be trapped under this collapsed building, the whole process of ensuring that they are rescued is well under way,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the building located at the Jabi District, Abuja, collapsed at about 1.30 p.m.

The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, who was also at the scene, and commended the rescue personnel for their prompt response.

He said that after the rescue operations, proper investigations would be carried out on the incident.

As at the time of this report, NAN gathered that there were over 15 workers in the building, six persons were said to have been rescued so far with one dead.

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