The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday visited the site of the collapsed Ikoyi 21-storey building.
This was disclosed to NaijaNews in a statement on Saturday evening.
The presidential hopeful was accompanied on the visit by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and the Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho.
Speaking during the visit, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that 42 bodies had been recovered from the site as at 6pm on Saturday, giving clearer manifest of the number of people that were possibly at the construction site before the building caved in on Monday.
He said: “There are additional six people that we’ve also been able to identify and who were on site when the building collapsed. They were taken to the Police Hospital in Falomo for treatment and some of them have been discharged. We have taken the full records of survivors in the incident. And this gives a total of 15 people rescued alive. We have a total of 42 bodies that have been recovered.”
Among the latest survivors are a 38-year-old woman, Glory Samsom. Others are Ndajor Ahmed, Yunusa Abubaka, Ajiboye Habib, Jeremiah Samson, and one man identified as Emem.
While most of them sustained varying degrees of injury, Samson, 20, is said to be in a coma