Collapsed Building: Uzodimma Inaugurates Investigate Panel

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Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Tuesday, inaugurated a panel of inquiry into the recent collapsed eight story building in the  state to determine major cause of the incident.

Uzodinma inaugurated the panel at the executive chamber, Government House on Tuesday in  Owerri.

He said during the ceremony that the panel should among other things, determine if the contractors of the building followed due process before the collapse.

Uzodimma also urged the panel to recommend appropriate sanction against owners of building that fell short of standard.

He also urged it to recommend possible ways of avoiding future incidence of building collapse in the state.

The Chairman of the panel, Mr Jude Obidiegwu thanked the governor for finding them worthy of the assignment and  promised that the committee will not disappoint the government on the assignment.

An eight story building under construction located at Yaradua Drive in Owerri collapsed in May.

The incident claimed four lives, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.


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