Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Collapsed Synagogue Church building not approved —Fashola •45 now confirmed dead

By News Express on 15/09/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,685


The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), did not obtain the necessary government approval before converting its guest house located in the church premises at Ikotun Egbe, Lagos, into a five-storey structure, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said.

Speaking yesterday when he visited the site of the collapsed building, Governor Fashola said investigations had showed that the building did not have approval plan. The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA) had earlier hinted that the conversion was without its approval.

As at this morning, the death toll had hit 45, while 135 persons had been rescued, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The building, under construction, came down at 12:54 p.m. on Friday.

Fashola during his visit described the incident as very unfortunate, expressing sadness at the loss of life.

While commiserating with the General Overseer of the Church, Prophet Temitope Joshua, who came to meet him at the site of the collapsed structure, Governor Fashola, however, directed that the staff of the church should give way for the rescue workers to be able to carry out the job of evacuating the debris and rescuing possible victims still trapped under the collapsed building.

The governor, who was received at the site by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner Olutoyin Ayinde, told Prophet Joshua that the presence of the church members was hampering rescue operations.

“What you need to understand now is that this place is now an accident scene and so all your staff must leave this place. We need to take control of this place and let people who are trained to do this job to do so.

“We understand that this is an unfortunate incident, we understand their sense of sympathy and compassion. But let them allow those who are trained to do the job take over and do the job; that is their training and it won’t make sense if they are getting in each other’s way,” he said.

The governor further explained that after the emergency workers had finished their work, it would be easier for any staff of the church, whether an engineer or a medical personnel, whom the General Overseer wishes to be on the site with the emergency workers for the purpose of taking records, to join them.

“When we finish, if you have any person, whether an engineer or a medical person you wants to be on the site with them, working with them to know what they are taking there, then it is easier; they can report to you and then report to me. But we can’t continue rescue operations with your men hanging around here,” Governor Fashola told Prophet Joshua.

Also at the site to receive the governor were the Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed and the General Manager of LABSCA, Mrs Kafayat Animashaun-Odunayo among other top government officials.

•Partly based on a Channels TV report. Photo shows Governor Fashola and other officials at the collapsed Synagogue church building . . . yesterday in Lagos.

Source News Express

Posted 15/09/2014 10:58:53 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Court order or no court order, Mohammed Imam...

Governors who cannot pay N18,000 minimum wage told...

Obaseki to address shortage of teachers, lauds Igbanke...

Environmentalists seek joint investigation of fire incident at...

US deploys 900 more soldiers to patrol Mexico...

Google offers self-destructing email

Ikpeazu blames failure of roads in Abia on...

Fresh facts emerge on explosion that killed 20...

Umahi hails Ebonyi lawmaker who has over 1,000...

Villagers flee as herdsmen attack Delta communities

PDP moves to lure Atiku and aggrieved governors...

UK unfolds plan to check Niger Delta violence...

 

Latest News Ministry accesses N15bn from Mining Intervention Fund Pope to meet sexual abuse My mother was my rock, says Gov. Dickson NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday Angry APC youths attack Governor Obaseki’s convoy Buhari shuns protocol, treks 800 metres •He is fit and ready for 2019 — Presidency Apprehension as firm serves Adeleke University quit notice, threatens to demolish structures Police captures madman accused of killing Ekiti monarch Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw medical services in Cross River HURIWA cautions Army on Operation Python Dance 3, asks Buhari to rejig Security Council More males than females register to vote SERAP to Ajimobi: Repair Ayefele’s Fresh FM building or face legal action

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,790 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,794 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,648 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,767 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,912 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,740 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,495 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,622 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,132 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (159,136 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,388 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,590 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,473) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (530) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (298) International (2,286) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (137) News (38,202) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,121) Religion (838) Sports (1,655) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Yinka Ayefele's Music House Demolished

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement