The Abuja Minister visited the injured students at the hospital.
Six secondary school students were injured on Friday in Abuja after one of the school’s buildings partially collapsed.
The one-storey block of classroom at the Government Secondary School, Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja gave way while the students were leaning on the railings, the school principal told visiting Abuja officials.
Following the incident, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Bala Mohammed, has ordered that the affected block of classrooms be sealed off.
In a statement by Muhammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr. Mohammed ordered the seal-off when his representative, the Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Reuben Okoya, visited the school and inspected the collapsed building.
The minister also directed the Department of Development Control to investigate further to identify the cause.
The Principal of the School, Ngozi Ezeh, was quoted as saying, during the inspection, that students were leaning on the hand railing of the cantilevered canopy above the main entrance when it gave way.
When PREMIUM TIMES visited the school on Friday evening, a gateman informed that eight female students were injured with one of them losing some of her teeth.
But the Abuja minister’s statement said six students sustained minor injuries. The statement said Mr. Mohammed visited the affected students at the Maitama District Hospital, Abuja where they were taken for medical attention.
He ordered that the Education Secretariat of the FCT foot the medical bills of the injured students and that the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital should also give the students special attention.
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