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Ikoyi collepsed building: RCCG pastor, 22 workers trapped

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Additional reports have emerged on the 21-story building that collapsed on Monday on Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ola Ogunfuwa and 22 others were trapped in the rubble.

Ogunfuwa, who is the pastor of the RCCG, Living Water Parish, Ibafo, was one of the engineers at the collapsed building.

His colleage, pastor Omotosho Emmanuel said Ogunfuwa came with the 22 artisans when he was told that workers were needed on the site.

He said, “I am here this morning because one of my pastor friends is working here; he is an engineer. He came with about 22 people all the way from Ibafo to work here; labourers, bricklayers, welders, about 22 different guys that came together with him to work just to make sure the project is completed. They talked to him that they needed workers and he brought those guys.

“Up till now, out of those that have been rescued, we’ve not seen any of those 22 and he is still there because we learnt that at break time, he came out to eat but as he was about washing his hands to eat, he was summoned by one of his bosses and he went back inside. Not up to five to 10 minutes later, the building collapsed and he was trapped.

“He is still there now and we pray that God will have his way upon those that are still there. As a church, we prayed all through yesterday night just to make sure God have his way and we’re still believing that there is nothing God cannot do because we know that people are still many there, they said they are over 50.

“The ones they’ve rescued are not up to 10; definitely we are still expecting more people to be rescued.”

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