Lagos building collapse: RCCG pastor, 22 artisans stuck in rubble
By Mboutidem Emma-Ukpanah
A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ola Ogunfuwa, and 22 of his workers are among those stuck in the rubble of the Ikoyi building which collapsed on Monday.
A friend of Ogunfuwa and an RCCG pastor, Omotosho Shola Emmanuel, confirmed it.
He said the pastor, who is in charge of the Living Water Parish in Ibafo, Ogun State, was working as a contractor on the project.
Emmanuel noted that he has not been heard from or been identified among those rescued or brought out lifeless.
“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 (Ogun State) to work here; labourers, bricklayers, welders, about 22 different guys that came together with him to work on the project.
“Till now, out of those that have been rescued, we’ve not seen any of those 22 and he himself is still there because we learned that at break time on Monday, 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 but about 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 still there.
“As a church, we prayed all through yesterday night and we’re still believing that there is nothing God cannot do because we know that people are still many there.”