Sunday, November 25, 2018

Governor Wike Orders Arrest Of Owner, Contractor Of Collapsed Building

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has ordered the immediate arrest of the owner of the collapsed building on GRA Phase 2 in Port Harcourt.

Wike vowed that the state government would bring those responsible for the collapse of the building to book.

“Whoever that approved this structure and those involved in the construction will face the law.  Government will take every necessary step to ensure that culprits are brought to justice.

“Whoever is involved, from the owner or the contractor or the officials of the state, they will face the full weight of the law,” he said.

The governor also directed the State Attorney-General to set up a Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the collapse of the privately-owned seven-storey building at Woji road, New GRA in Port Harcourt.

Wike described the building collapse as a sad development, which had led to the painful loss of lives.

He said, “I feel so pained that we have to face this kind of calamity at this time. I commiserate with the families that have lost their loved ones who came to seek their daily bread.

“Government will do all it can to give them the necessary support. I have directed the Attorney-General of Rivers State to ensure that all legal steps are taken to do what is right within the ambit of the law.”