Plan International Nigeria, has commiserated with parents and guardians of children affected by the collapse of a building housing a school in Lagos, Nigeria.
Country Director of Plan International Nigeria, Dr. Hussaini Abdu, while commiserating with parents of the children affected said the incidence has further highlighted the urgent need for all relevant stakeholders to take urgent actions on issues of safety in schools across the country.”
Dr Abdu called on the Lagos state government to “launch an inquiry into the incident, and ensure that all persons found culpable for dereliction of duties are punished according to the laws of the country.”
Abdu further called on the Lagos state government and all relevant institutions across all levels of government from the Federal to the local level, to prioritise protecting the Nigerian child from harm’s way.
While observing that Nigeria as a country has endorsed the Safe School Declaration as far back as March 2018.
Abdu calls on the Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the states and local government authorities to urgently put in place a framework for the implementation of the declaration all over the nation.