LASG Opens Resettlement Camp For Victims Of Building Collapse

Written by on March 25, 2019

Provisions have been made to accommodate no fewer than 500 displaced persons from demolished buildings on Lagos Island as from tomorrow ( Tuesday, March 26)

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, who made this known after inspecting the Relief Camp/Resettlement Centre in Igando, Alimosho Council area of the State said it was opened as part of efforts to provide succour to victims of the collapsed and demolished buildings on Lagos Island.

Mr Bamigbetan explained that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode approved the housing for those affected by the ongoing demolition of defective buildings at the Relief Centre in line with international best practices and to ensure that the effect of the loss on the victims is mitigated to the barest minimum

The General Manager of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said that the camp would be open for three months after which the government would review the need for an extension.

Mr. Tiamiyu indicated that a medical team would also be at the Relief Camp to ascertain the health status of those affected, while the Igando General Hospital would handle referrals from the Camp.

The Igando Resettlement Camp has facilities to provide relief for affected victims, including those living with disabilities.


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