Malam Muhammad Bello, Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has assured the public of adequate emergency medical care for victims of the Jabi, Abuja, collapsed building.

DAILY POST had reported that a four-storey building, Friday, collapsed in the Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, killing two people instantly, while many others were trapped.

An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity told DAILY POST that the building collapsed because it was built with substandard materials.

Bello in a statement signed by Mr Cosmas Uzodinma, Chief Press Secretary, FCT on Friday in Abuja commended the emergency officers for their prompt response.

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He said “Efforts are ongoing to excavate the place and clear to rubbles in order to rescue some of the people suspected to have been covered by the rubbles.

The Minister prayed that the rescue operators would meet the victims alive.

“We are working to get under the debris to get out all those that have been trapped there.

“I am very appreciative of the quick response of the emergency management agency and as you can see, they are doing a good job.

“The ambulances are here what we need now is to support the rescue workers.

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“We have placed selected hospitals on high alert and I have directed the hospitals to ensure diligent treatment of any of the victims brought in from the site.

My prayer is that those that are trapped would come out safe,” Bello said.

He, however, indicated that a machinery would be set in motion to unravel the reason for the collapsed building.

 

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