statement on Lekki Gardens building collapse by LESAMA

 statement on Lekki Gardens building collapse by LESAMA

Read the statement below…

On the 8th of March 2016, a sad tragedy befell our organization, the Lekki Community, Lagos State and The Federal Republic of Nigeria which led to unfortunate deaths. Due to the prompt response of the Lagos State Emergency Authority (LASEMA), the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Red Cross, National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Thirteen (13) people survived the disaster.

To this end, we are committed to making sure that this kind of tragedy does not fall upon anyone within and outside our project areas.
People First
Upon rescue, we immediately conveyed the survivors to the General Hospital, Broad Street, Marina where they received treatment. We also took steps to provide necessary support to them and their families. The ethnic communities in the area, have also lent their support in identifying the bodies of those who lost their lives. We are in regular contact with those affected and further rehabilitative efforts have already been provided.
We are also taking steps to ensure that Contractors assigned to building projects obtain insurance policies for temporary staff who work on our projects. To ensure that further mishaps do not occur, we are working closely with relevant authorities.
We believe strongly in our contractors and they have proved their capabilities in times past. In light of this unfortunate occurrence, it is important to re-evaluate our Contractors and the respective project teams.
Our Customers
Our customers have shown great faith in us and we are keen to protect their interests in any way that we can. We have received calls and visits from numerous Homeowners and subscribers expressing their heartfelt sympathy over the incident. However, they have also shared their concerns over safety of their investments. We are taking steps to perform independent checks on all customers’ houses even as we await the partnership of relevant authorities to conduct their own checks.
We acknowledge that our success as a company depends on the safety of our customers’ investments and we shall continually strive to keep our customers happy by ensuring a good return on their investments. At this point, we seek the cooperation and unflinching support of our customers.
Our Staff
Over the past four years, we have been able to create thousands of jobs across our various projects.  It is our intention to protect these existing jobs, support the welfare of our employees and further create more jobs in the nearest future as our contribution to the economy. This has always been our mantra – to improve lives.
Working with Government
While we acknowledge the Government as an indispensable player in the development of any nation, we further solicit the continuous cooperation of the Lagos State Government in achieving our goal which is to create luxurious but affordable housing to all.  We appreciate the Lagos state Government for her 

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