Ejigbo School Building Collapse: Director Denies Alteration in Building Plan

The Director, Excel College Ejigbo, Dr Bamidele Oke has denied claims that the collapse of the school building was as a result of alteration in the original structure plan.

On Saturday September 19, 2020, a wing of the story building, housing the school, collapse forcing the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to order for the entire demolition of the structure.

Oke, who is also a Medical Practitioner, told reporters that, since the incident occurred, government agencies are working round the clock to unravel the cause of the building report, and full report are being expected.

He said: “All the insinuations that the collapsed wing of the building was added to the original plan after the school was built were absolute falsehood. There is no truth whatsoever in it.

“We have presented all documents that the government asked from us, including the structural plans and other things, so that it can correct the impression that it was after the school had been built that another one was added to it.

“The building was designed like that and it was built as such. So, we are waiting for their report.

“The integrity test on our annex building has been done by the state government. So, I think the governments’ due process is being followed. And we know that we did not compromise in any way on this issue.”

Oke was however, cautious to affirm whether the collapse of the building was caused by a bomb blast, Oke was cautious over suggestions that bomb blasts were possible cause of the

“Over the years there have been a lot of speculations. There are people that have said so much about the different bomb blasts in some parts of Lagos, close to the location of the school. We, too, want to know.

“We just hope the government will support us to rise again,” he concluded.

Recall that the school management had claimed that, they are about to renovate and fortify the building before it collapsed. Emergency responders from LASEMA, LASBCA and the Nigeria police Force, Ejigbo Division, were at the scene of the collapse building.





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