20 escape death as an unapproved building owned by House of Assembly Speaker collapses


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About 20 construction workers escaped death on Thursday when a building believed to be owned by the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, collapsed. 

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The two-storey building, which was still under construction, is located on an estate around Nkpokiti junction at Independence Layout, Enugu. The building was one of the houses on an estate said to be allocated to the members of the Enugu State House of Assembly. 

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Punchng learnt that some of the construction workers, who were working at the site, sustained injuries. However, no life was lost in the incident. 

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The state commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Mr. Chidi Aroh, who rushed to the scene of the incident said that whereas his ministry takes full responsibility for the incident, the agency had since August 2016 given a stop-work  order at the site which was disobeyed.

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A source expressed regrets that the order was flouted, despite the fact that most of the owners of the buildings under construction are lawmakers.

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