Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed the State Legal professional-Basic to arrange a Fee of Inquiry to confirm the distant and fast causes of the collapse of the Personal 7-storey building at Woji street, New GRA in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike described the building collapse as a tragic improvement, which has led to the painful lack of lives.
“I really feel so pained that we have now to face this sort of calamity presently. I commiserate with the households that have misplaced their family members who got here to search their every day bread. Authorities will do all it can to give them the obligatory assist. I’ve directed the Legal professional-Basic of Rivers State to guarantee that all authorized steps are taken to do what is true inside the ambit of the regulation ” he stated
The governor ordered the fast arrest of the owner of the collapsed building, saying that the State Authorities will carry all culprits to ebook.
“Whoever that approved this construction and these concerned in the development will face the regulation. Authorities will take each obligatory step to guarantee that culprits are introduced to justice. Whoever is concerned, from the owner or the contractor or the officials of the state, they are going to face the full weight of the regulation “, he stated.
Talking when he led high authorities officials to go to the web site of the collapsed 7-storey building on Sunday, Governor Wike famous that all officials of the Rivers State Authorities who defaulted in their duties will be sanctioned.
The governor was accompanied by his spouse, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike and high authorities officials.
“Authorities will take steps to purchase this property. We can not enable this illegality. Should you have a look at masterplan of this area, a 7-storey building is not allowed right here”. he stated
Governor Wike recommended the development giants, safety businesses and non-governmental organisations for working with the Rivers State Authorities to perform rescue operations at the web site of the building collapse.
It should be recalled that the 7-storey building at Woji street collapsed on Friday, with the Rivers State Authorities mobilising emergency companies to rescue trapped individuals.
As at Sunday, 38 individuals have been rescued, whereas six individuals have been confirmed useless.
The governor directed that rescue operations ought to proceed.