Lagos State Government has said it will house no fewer than 500 victims of collapsed and demolished buildings on Lagos Island at its Relief/Resettlement Centre Igando in Alimosho Local Government Area.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, made this known over the weekend while touring the Resettlement Centre, stating that Governor Akinwumi Ambode had approved that those affected as a result of the ongoing demolition of defective buildings be resettled at Relief Centre in line with international best practices.
Bamigbetan said that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency’s Resettlement Camp/Relief Centre is ready to accommodate the displaced persons from Tuesday, March 26.
According to him, the exercise is part of the State government’s “efforts to ensure that the effect of loss on the victims is mitigated to the barest minimum.”
Also speaking, the General Manager of the State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, said that the camp would be open for three months after which the government would review the need for an extension.
Tiamiyu said further that a medical team would arrive at the Resettlement Centre later on Monday to ascertain the health status of those affected, while the Igando General Hospital will handle referrals from the Camp.
The Igando Resettlement Camp has facilities to provide relief for affected victims, including those living with disabilities.