The father of one of the children who died in the Lagos collapsed building has narrated how his son asked him to pray fro him before he went to school on the day of the tragedy.
Speaking to news men, Mr Abdulfatah Ayoola stated that he had just finished eating and was on his way out when his son Fawad did an unsual thing by asking him to pray for him.
“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 few metres 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,” Ayoola said.
Mr Ayoola broke down in tears stating that he once contemplated enrolling his son in another school but changed his mind because he was already rounding up his primary education.
“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. 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 distraught father said.