Miss Bukola Salami, a former teacher in the school, said she foresaw the danger and decided to resign her appointment with Ohen Nursery and Primary School last December.
She said: “The proprietor of the school had been told to vacate the building, but she said she didn’t have money to rent another place. It was actually because of the bad condition of the building that made me to resign in December. I didn’t want to risk my life. It’s unfortunate that such incident is happening. Everything looks so surreal to me.”
A resident of the collapsed building, who introduced himself as Akin, said: “The building was marked for demolition, but the developers found a way to stop the demolition. I was at work, when I got the news of the incident. Two years ago, developers carried out minor renovation works on the building.”
Editor’s note: (Eyewitness reports on collapsed building on Lagos Island which houses a school)
New Telegraph, Thursday 14, 2019.