A household of 5 who stay near the collapsed three-story constructing in Nkaliki group in Abakaliki native authorities space of Ebonyi State, yesterday have revealed how they escaped being buried alive within the rubbles.
The daddy of 5, one Mr Christopher Nwokora blamed the collapse of the three story constructing on substandard constructing materials and builders.
In line with him: “It’s God that saved me and my household, a Three story constructing close to my home collapsed final night time by round 10:30pm. It was raining on the time.
“We heard a really large noise like a bomb and in every single place went darkish. I thank God that no life was misplaced. Regardless that my home may be very close to the collapsed constructing however it didn’t contact my home. It solely destroyed my fence.
“They began very effectively on the floor flooring however once they reached the second flooring and so they began utilizing substandard supplies.
“It appears they used an expert engineer from the beginning and at a stage, the engineer deserted the work for them. And the proprietor began utilizing his personal hand to construct it. The cement, stones and rods weren’t combined very effectively” he said.
Investigation revealed that the true proprietor of the affected constructing lives overseas, however sends cash to one in every of his relations, whose identify is but to be recognized on the time of submitting this report, to construct the home for him.
Nevertheless, the constructing plan of the affected home was accredited in 2014 below the previous administration.
Nevertheless, the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has suspended the members of Abakaliki Capital Territory Improvement Board because of the collapsed constructing.
A press release signed and forwarded to DAILY POST by the SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, mentioned the suspension is with quick impact.
“The indefinite suspension is a results of their failure to oversee buildings throughout the Capital Metropolis which led to the collapse of three (3) Story constructing alongside Nkaliki highway in Abakaliki Native Authorities Space.
“The workplace of the Secretary to the State Authorities will announce a brand new activity pressure on constructing approval, building and supervision. The duty pressure shall be liable for constructing approvals, building and supervision of all websites throughout the capital metropolis.
“The suspended members of Abakaliki Capital Territory Improvement Board are additional directed at hand over authorities property of their possession to S.A to Governor on Capital Metropolis” he said