A household of 5 who dwell near the collapsed three-story constructing in Nkaliki neighborhood 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 accordance with him: “It’s God that saved me and my household, a Three story constructing close to my home collapsed final evening by round 10:30pm. It was raining on the time.
“We heard a really huge noise like a bomb and in all places went darkish. I thank God that no life was misplaced. Though my home could be very close to the collapsed constructing however it didn’t contact my home. It solely destroyed my fence.
“They began very properly on the floor ground however once they reached the second ground they usually began utilizing substandard supplies.
“It appears they used knowledgeable 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 blended very properly” he acknowledged.
Investigation revealed that the true proprietor of the affected constructing lives overseas, however sends cash to one in all 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 permitted in 2014 below the previous administration.
Nevertheless, the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has suspended the members of Abakaliki Capital Territory Growth Board on account of the collapsed constructing.
An announcement signed and forwarded to DAILY POST by the SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, stated the suspension is with instant impact.
“The indefinite suspension is a results of their failure to oversee buildings inside the Capital Metropolis which led to the collapse of three (3) Story constructing alongside Nkaliki street in Abakaliki Native Authorities Space.
“The workplace of the Secretary to the State Authorities will announce a brand new job drive on constructing approval, building and supervision. The duty drive shall be accountable for constructing approvals, building and supervision of all websites inside the capital metropolis.
“The suspended members of Abakaliki Capital Territory Growth Board are additional directed handy over authorities property of their possession to S.A to Governor on Capital Metropolis” he acknowledged