Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has ordered the Abia State Environmental Safety Company (ASEPA) and the Aba South LGA City Planning Authority to instantly guarantee full and secure demolition of the partially collapsed 3-storey constructing alongside Azikiwe Street in Aba.
The State authorities introduced this in an announcement issued by the state Commissioner for Info, Chief John Okiyi Kalu.
Kalu expressed unhappiness over the collapse of the 3-storey constructing which was below building on Wednesday.
“The Governor instantly directed related companies to the situation in addition to mobilized earth shifting gear to the location on a search and rescue mission. Thus far, we have now one confirmed fatality and people on website are working to see if there are others trapped within the rubble”.
On the potential explanation for the collapse, he mentioned investigations are ongoing by authorities and safety brokers together with males of the state police command, hearth service and city planning authorities to unravel the reality.
In line with preliminary info that the plan for the constructing is but to be authorised with on-site evaluations,
The knowledge additionally indicated that the supplies used to assemble the collapsed a part of the construction have been sub-standard.
He additional acknowledged that safety brokers are at the moment on the hunt for the constructing engineer and developer of the property.
He added that many of the constructing was hurriedly put up in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown interval with a view to presumably evade the city planning authorities.
Kalu, due to this fact warned that the federal government is not going to tolerate a repeat of the state of affairs the place buildings are indiscriminately erected with out correct approval and supervision, assuring that authorities will get to the foundation of the matter and make sure that all these discovered culpable on this explicit occasion are prosecuted.