Ebonyi Building collapse: Gov Umahi condoles with victims’ families
The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Saturday, sympathized with the families of victims of the building collapse at Ekeaja market, in Uburu Community, Ohaozara Local Government Area.
Umahi described the occurrence as catastrophic and prayed God Almighty to grant the deceased rest in his bosom and comfort their families.
Recall that windstorm blew off the roof of one of the ultramodern markets in the Governor’s hometown, Uburu, on Friday, which resulted to lose of lives and property in the area.
Three persons were reportedly confirmed dead in the incident while two others sustained injuries.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on media and publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze, said,
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE has received with rude shock the disturbing and unfortunate news of the toppling of a part of the roof of one of the shades at the Ekeaja Market, Uburu which resulted in the loss of about three lives while two others were hospitalized. He described the occurrence as catastrophic”.
“Governor Umahi sympathizes with the families of the three persons who lost their lives at the popular Ekeaja market square, Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area on Friday”.
“As mortals, we can not question God but we pray fervently for God Almighty to grant the victims rest in his bosom and comfort their families.”
Governor Umahi while appealing to families of the deceased to uphold the outcome as the will of God, prayed for the quick recovery of those who sustained injuries during the collapse.
“We however pray that God Almighty grants the hospitalized survivors quick recovery and reintegration with their families.”
The Governor however, directed the Police and other relevant agencies to immediately launch a full-scale investigation to unearth the immediate and remote causes of the incident.
“I, therefore, implore our Security Agencies to work with the Engineers at the Ministry of Works and the contractor of the project to immediately mobilize for a thorough investigation into this unfortunate incident to discover the causes of the ugly occurrence as a way of averting reoccurrence.” it read.