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Ganduje suspends Commissioners’ swearing in over building collapse

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
31 August 2022   |   2:53 am
Seven persons were last night rescued with many others still trapped in the three-storey building that collapsed on Beirut road in Kano metropolis.

Collapsed GSM market, Beirut road, Kano metropolis … yesterday. PHOTO: ADEWALE MURITALA

Seven persons were last night rescued with many others still trapped in the three-storey building that collapsed on Beirut road in Kano metropolis.

The three-storey shopping complex under construction went down around 3:00 p.m. at the popular GSM market.

An eyewitness told The Guardian that before the collapse, the ground and first floor of the building were already completed and occupied by ICT and telecom product traders.

Meanwhile, the Kano State government has suspended the swearing-in of new Commissioners earlier scheduled for today. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the suspension was to honour victims of the building collapse.

The statement said Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje sympathised with the victims and ordered intensified rescue operations to get those trapped in the rubble alive.

While lamenting the unfortunate incident, he assured us that investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the collapsed structure, which was under construction.

Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who visited the scene of the incident, appealed to sympathisers to maintain orderliness for the successful rescue operation. He pledged Government commitment to render necessary support to victims of the incident.

The statement also shared the sad moment with the victims of Monday’s flooding that occurred in many parts of the metropolis, during which valuable items were lost in the deluge.

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