Ambode opens resettlement camp for victims of building collapse

Akinwunmi Ambode at scene of collapsed building in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has approved that those affected as a result of ongoing demolition of defective buildings be resettled at the state relief/resettlement centre in Igando, Alimosho LGA.

Commissioner for information and strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, made the announcement during a weekend tour of the resettlement centre.

Mr Bamigbetan said the relief centre managed by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) will accommodate no fewer than 500 displaced persons from Tuesday.

He added that the exercise was part of the state government’s efforts to ensure that the effect of loss on the victims is mitigated to the barest minimum.

General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said the camp would be open for three months after which the government would review the need for an extension.

Mr Tiamiyu said further that a medical team would arrive at the resettlement centre later on Monday (today) to ascertain the health status of those affected, while Igando General Hospital would handle referrals from the camp.

The resettlement camp has facilities to provide relief for affected victims, including those living with disabilities.