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Umahi orders probe of collapsed building in Ebonyi



The Ebonyi state governor, chief David Umahi, reacted on Thursday to the collapse of the building in the community of Akaeze, Ivo LGA, which killed three siblings in the state.

The governor says when he visited the family of the victims in the company of some interested fathers of the state and founders.

Umahi, represented by the secretary of the state government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala stated that he received the news of the building collapse with a strong shock.

His words: “I heard the news with shock and I decided to visit the scene by myself. It is difficult to bear a huge loss of three children without any form of sickness but through such accident.”

He noted that such occurrence is first of its kind in the state and ordered a full investigation into the root cause of the incident.

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He urged the family to take heart as God is still God, while praying God to divinely bless the living in such a way that those alive will replace the vacuum that may be created by the incident.

Umahi equally thanked the Chairman of Ivo LGA, Hon. Ogbonnaya Chukwu Ude and Coordinator of Akaeze DC, Kingsley Ogbadu for taking quick action by starting to build a new house for the family.

He however, made a donation of an undisclosed amount of money to the family and assured them of more assistance.

Responding, the father of the victim, Mr. Sunday Okereke, who is a commercial motorcycle rider blamed the ugly incident on mysterious rain.

The 43-year-old Okereke noted that he lost two daughters and a son aged 8, 6 and 2 respectively.

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