President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he was extremely saddened by the collapse of a building in Ita-Faji, Lagos State, which claimed lives, including little children.
He condoled with the families of the victims and the Lagos State Government.
He wished others who were injured, early recovery.
“It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender.
“May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour,” a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying.
The President asked the state government to put structures in place to ensure that such tragedies did not happen again.