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Buhari Silent As Minister Commiserates With Families of Kubwa Crash


The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commiserated with families affected by the building that collapsed late Thursday in Kubwa area of the territory.


Aliyu, while wishing the injured speedy recovery, prayed for the repose of persons who died in the incident.


The minister while on a visit to the site in Kubwa, thanked the first responders and institutions of the FCT Administration for their effort in rescuing those that survived.



“I want to say that it was with a very heavy heart that we at the FCT Administration received this sad news and for those in the hospital, we wish them a very quick recovery.


“So far, this is the last recovered body, and he has been confirmed dead. We are still waiting to hear from the National Hospital. There were five cases, two have been discharged, and three others are still receiving treatment. May God give the families the fortitude to bear the loss.


“We want to appreciate the emergency units of the FCT Administration who have put their hands on deck, including the residents of the area who have been up since 1:00 am trying to determine who is alive.


“The building was at the tiling stage and we have here the companies and agencies of government such as ZEBERCED, S&M, SCC, NEMA, FERMA of the FCT, Fire Service, Police, Development Control, DSS, Road Safety and directors of all agencies that kept fit and hope alive in search of persons that may be alive,” she said.


Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has been silent over the incident since it occured on Thursday.


The Presidency hasn’t disclosed any official statement regarding the incident, rather was busy commiserating with the Pakistani Government, regarding its flood.

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