The father of one of the children who died in the Lagos collapsed building has narrated what his son told him before he went to school on Wednesday.
It was reported that at least 50 children were rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as other security agencies.
Speaking to newsmen at the scene, Abdulfatah Ayoola stated that he was on his way out when his son Fawad did an unusual thing by asking him to pray for him before going to school.
Lamenting about the incident, Ayoola broke down in tears, stating that he once contemplated enrolling his son in another school but changed his mind.
“He woke up late for school. After taking his breakfast, he requested for money but I told him there’s no need for money since he has his lunch with him.
“Then he said, ‘daddy, pray for me before I go’, and I did exactly as he requested. He walked to school which is just a few meters from the house.
“I don’t think I can sleep tonight. My late son and I did almost everything together; we ate together, prayed together, spent time discussing. I was introducing him to life because he was my eldest child.
“I visited Kings’ College not too long and liked the academic atmosphere. and I was assured that an interview date will be communicated to me soon but now I can’t take him there anymore because Fawad is gone. God gives and take, we cannot question Him.
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” All I need to do now is pray for him, console the mother, I know of a family who lost four of their children in the building, what will be their fate? Praise be to Allah for everything,” the father lamented.