Ebonyi Building Collapse: Govt Inaugurates Special Investigative Committee

By Celestine Okeh, Cordelia Agbo

Following the collapse of two storey building iunder construction in Abakaliki on Tuesday, Ebonyi state Government has set up special investigative committee to unravel the immediate and remote cause of the collapse, to forestall further occurrences in the state.

Inaugurating the committe on behalf of the state Government, the Commissioner for capital city and urban Development, Chief Sunday Inyima charged the committee to be dilligent in carrying out the assignment as both government and the public are interested in knowing the cause of the collapse so as to guide against future occurrence. 

He assured the committee that government will provide them with all they need to ensure that the assignment is thoroughly done.

The Commissioner said: "We want to know who and who refused to do what they supposed to do. That is how to begin to forestall this kind of occurrences. Because if somebody is held responsible, everybody will be conscious of his job. That is why I decided that we have to take the bull by the horn this time. This one, we have to do it thoroughly. Why I called you to join me in forming this Committe is such that if you think I have missed out anybody that will be relevant in this assignment, you tell me,  I will add the person, if you feel i have added any person that will also sabotage this work, say it here, I remove the person. I may not be with you every time. You have the right to answer calls from anybody. What you discussed with anybody is your business, but for me, I want this work to be done because it is going to be made public and your names are going to be there including my own and those you called when the report will be concluded.

"I want to say that we will give you all the enablement you need to make sure you do this job and do it diligently. Mr Chairman, you have the right co-opt anybody into this committe including other profession you deem necessary as far as the building industry is concerned.

"The terms of reference is for you to look into everything. One, determine the remote and immediate cause of this urgly incident that happened two days ago, the collapse of two storey building and further go into everything that has to do with the building and come up with remedy and suggestions on how to forestall this type of thing again in the state.if not for the grace of God we would have lost some lives but God helped us and no life was lost. We want to take precautionary measures this time, so tell us what we supposed to do or should be doing to forestall this type of thing.

You have have two weeks to carry out this job because the public and Government is waiting for this report.

"So, on behalf of His Excellency, Rt Hon Builder Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, the Governor of Ebonyi state, you are hereby stand inaugurated as special investigative committe to look into the building Collapse in Abakaliki capital city on Tuesday", the Commissioner concluded.
Responding on behalf of the committee, the Chairman Engr Enyinnaya Eni, who is also the (COREN) Chairman, Ebonyi state, thanked the state Government for finding them worthy of the assignment and assured that the committee will leave no stone unturned in delivering on the made of the assignment.

"May I on behalf of the committee assure you that we will not leave any stone unturned in unraveling the immediate and remote cause of this incident and I want to tell you why we must be careful is that, that failure has been widely reported by national media houses. Arise News have reported it and that's to tell you the kind of audience that is waiting to hear the outcome of this report. We want to assure you that we will get to root cause of this incident".

The members of the committee  include;
1. Engr Enyinnaya Eni - Chairman
 2. Bldr Chinasa Nwekete - Co - Chairman
 3. Tpl Esther Nwite - Secretary
 4. Bldr Ugbo Obasi - member
 5. Mrs Cordelia Agbo - Member  and other professional bodies as be deemed fit by the committee chairman.

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