The governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has visited the scene of the collapsed school on Massey Street, Itafaaji, Lagos Island, confessing that it was unfortunate that such a school existed in the building.
“It is evident that Lagos state is not aware of such school, it is illegal and the culprits will face the law,” Mr Ambode said.
He however, said the government would provide maximum support to the victims including paying the hospital bills.
Adesina Tiamiyu, the general manager of LASEMA who was present at the scene told journalists that people living in the area had been very helpful as they had begun rescue operations before his team’s arrival.
He said they are still working to ensure that those that are still trapped get rescued.
“Parents will be allowed to identify their children, we’ll not stop until we are sure that there is no one left in the building.”
He further said once the rescue mission has ended, the actual figure will be revealed.
Many parents were seen crying in front of Massey Children Hospital situated on the same street.