A pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ola Ogunfuwa, is said to be among those who got trapped in the 21-storey Ikoyi building that collapsed on Monday.
In addition, 22 of his workers were said to have been trapped in the rubble as rescue operations continue days after the tragic incident.
It was learnt that the pastor, who is in charge of the Living Water Parish, Ibafo, Ogun State, had yet to be seen among those being rescued.
Friend to Ogunfuwa, who is also an RCCG pastor, Omotosho Shola Emmanuel, said on Wednesday that his friend came with 22 other artisans from Ibafo to work on the building.
He said: “I am here this morning because one of my pastor friends is working here; he is an engineer. He came with about 22 people all the way from Ibafo (Ogun State) to work here.
“Till now, out of those that have been rescued, we’ve not seen any of those 22 and he is still there because we learnt that yesterday, at break time, he came out to eat but as he was about washing his hands to eat, he was summoned by one of his bosses and he went back inside but about five to ten minutes later, the building collapsed and he was trapped.
“He is still there now and we pray that God will have his way upon those still there.
“As a church, we prayed all through yesterday night and we’re still believing that there is nothing God cannot do because we know that people are still many there, they said they are over 50.
“The ones they’ve rescued are not up to 10, definitely we are still expecting more people to be rescued.”