Osun Investigating Collapse Of Newly Completed Ejigbo High School’s Main Hall (Full Text)

The Government of the State of Osun regrets to inform members of the public the suspected incidence of the collapse of the main hall of the newly completed ultra-modern High School, Ejigbo State of Osun.

Information at the disposal of the government indicated that the main hall which had been completed along with other classrooms of the school came down at about 6am Wednesday after a loud bang was heard by those who were within the hall and others within the vicinity of the project.

As a responsible government, it is too early for us to say what the exact cause of the collapse is until we have full investigations and advice of professionals.

However, it must be stated here that all necessary quality assurance tests were carried out to ensure structural durability and integrity of the project just as in all other projects under this administration.

Engineers from the Osun State Ministry of Works and engineers from the structural engineering section of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) have been dispatched to the site to establish the real cause of this unfortunate incident.


Semiu Okanlawon

Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy

Office of the Governor


Date: July 8, 2014

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