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2-storey building collapses in Enugu

By Dennis Agbo

ENUGU—A  two- storey building  under  construction at Nkpokiti Layout, Enugu collapsed  yesterday morning.

There was however no casuality except for two workers who sustained minor injuries.

The workers told Vanguard at the construction site that they were working when they heard a caving sound and jumped down from the building.

A former member of  Enugu State House of Assembly who lives in  the neighbourhood told Vanguard that the affected building belongs to a top  politician in the state who however failed to respond to text messages put  across to confirm ownership of the house.

The crowd that  surged to the scene of the collapsed building blamed the incident on poor materials used for the building.

The state commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Mr. Chidi Aroh, who rushed to the scene of the incident said that whereas his ministry takes full responsibility for the incident,   the agency had since August 2016 given a stop-work  order at the site which was disobeyed.

He however disclosed that he has quickly dispatched a letter to the police, requesting for the arrest of the  engineer  in charge of the site.

Aroh also noted that he has ordered a stop-work on all the buildings under construction  at the estate untill all  their plans are verified.

while pledging that such collapse will not take place again in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration.

“This is the first time building collapses is taking place in   Enugu state since the inception of this administration and I can assure you that by the grace of God such will not happen again,” said Aroh.


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