The building that collapsed yesterday at Yar’dua Drive Owerri was approved in 2016 under the administration of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, it was designed to be 7 floor building but was on 8th floor when it collapsed.
The builder is one Chinedu Victor Anujuru.
12 bodies has been rescued already with 2 dead. More search are ongoing. Thanks to OCDA for their efforts and to Governor Hope Uzodinma for providing Ambulances for the rescue team.
On his reaction the chairman Owerri Capital Development Authority, Engr. Emeziem said that the report of the building came to office and they gave out notice to builder to submit himself and the building plans with the approval documents pending the 21 days notice to elapse for him to personally pay visit to the site, before it collapse yesterday.
He said that they are on the trail of the engineer and builder. He therefore asked persons planning to build to come to their office and get the necessary approvals and also amke sure they use certified Engineers to handle their building projects.
On his own former Nigeria Society of Engineers Imo State chapter said that builder violet the rules for fear of making the necessary payment for supervision and monitoring, thereby resorting to use quacks in building properties.
He assure the citizen that henceforth they are embarking on total overhaul of commercial building in Owerri including hotels.
God help us.
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