Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo in Nigeria’s southeast, where an eight-storey building collapsed on Thursday, has called for a thorough investigation into the accident.
At least 15 people were killed and many others injured in the collapsed building which was under construction.
The governor warned that under no circumstances should such a structure be erected without appropriate approval, monitoring, and supervision by the agencies charged with such responsibility.
The governor said that the building suffered avoidable structural defects coupled with sub-standard building materials used in the construction by the engineers.
He assured that the contractor and construction firm would be brought to book after the proper investigation was conducted.
Building collapses often occur in Nigeria as some property owners and developers do not adhere strictly to planning and building laws and regulations, according to local experts. Enditem