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.