Collapsed Itoku market
Collapsed Itoku market

A member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Ladi Adebutu has called on Ogun State government to prove the immediate and remote course of the Itoku market collapsed which claimed one life.
Adebutu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party said this over the weekend when he paid a condolence visit to the Emere compound of the deceased in Itoko Area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Adebutu also donated a cash gift of N500, 000 to the aged mother of the deceased and the two boys she left behind.
A government ultra modern market building in Itoku area of the state capital
collapsed last month where a female worker, Noheemat Sikiru lost her live while about five others were injured.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the presentation, the governorship hopeful said irrespective of the contractor or the culprit, a truthful analysis of the event must be carried out.
According to her, it is until that is done that the deceased would not die in vain.
He said, “I think it is important to recognize that irrespective of the culprit, we must have truthful analysis of fact, we must know the truth and in doing so, we will be able to prevent a re-occurrence, it is not the best practice to just continue and put it under the carpet.
“Yes, it is unfortunate it was a government project, yes an incident has happened; let us do the correct analysis of what has happened, if only so, those who have died have not died in vain.”
Adebutu said further, “The laws are there already, when you’ve failed to do your work properly, but what is most disturbing in this situation is the fact that the project is an Ogun State government project and we actually believe the government should definitely operate within world standard and when the government has failed in this way and the government project has collapsed in this way, we have to become afraid.
“Because if somebody or an institution that supposed to supervise cannot even supervise itself, then there’s a problem and one start to wonder the ability of various projects all over the state to stand the test of time.
“With these bridges we have all over the place, would these bridges stand the test of time? Or do we see collapses occurring in the future? These mega schools built all over the place, have they undergone due diligence? It is a matter for fear but God willing, we will get there and we will do diligence in Ogun State.”

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