Onitsha Building Collapse: Senator Dr Tony Nwoye Condoles With Families and Victims

Tony Nwoye

…Urges Strict Compliance With Standards in Building Construction.

28th February,2024.

Abuja- The Senator Representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Dr Tony Nwoye Expresses sadness and concern over the lives lost in the building collapse at Ochanja Market in Onitsha South Local Government area of Anambra State and also Condoles with the Traders, families and victims Over Collapsed Building.

He has expressed serious concern, condoled and empathized with the families of the casualties and the entire Ochanja Market community over the building that collapsed in the market, killing many people and injuring many in Ochanja Market Onitsha Anambra State.

Senator Nwoye described the disaster as an unfortunate incident and also called for attention by regulatory agencies like the JMDB, Anambra State Building Material Testing Laboratory Agency and Others to always ensure that all property developers comply with the required and applicable standards to avoid similar occurrence in future.

Below is his message made available to newsmen:

EXPRESSION OF CONCERN, EMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES OVER COLLAPSE OF BUILDING IN OCHANJA MARKET ONITSHA.

I have received with shock the news of the collapse of a market building under construction in Ochanja Market Onitsha leading to the death of over 6 persons and several others injured and trapped.

My heart goes out to families of the casualties and the entire business community over this disastrous and tragic development.

I urge the government to implement measures to ensure that building projects nationwide meet required standards.

I extend my condolences to families who lost loved ones and offered prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured and eternal rest for the deceased. As we mourn the dead, I wish those receiving medical attention in hospital quick recovery.

This unfortunate incident also calls for attention by regulatory agencies like the JMDB, Anambra State Building Material Laboratory Testing Agency and Others to ensure that all property developers comply with the required and applicable standards to avoid similar occurrence in future.

I am calling on the State and Federal Government to investigate the root cause of the collapse. Anambra State should set up a panel to look into this ugly incident. I am grateful to those involved in rescuing the trapped victims.

I firmly believe that we can stop or minimise building collapses if we adhere to standards and procedures, using qualified and certified Building Engineers and build according to specifications.

Also of concern is the need for the capacity of NEMA in conjunction with SEMA as a first responder to be strengthened for prompt and effective response in times of emergency.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace, amen.

Senator Dr Tony Nwoye.
Anambra North Senatorial District.

(C) Dr Tony Nwoye Media Centre.

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