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Owner of Collapsed Building in Abuja to be Arrested, Says Wike

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Owner of Collapsed Building in Abuja to be Arrested, Says Wike

It was a devastating night in Abuja when a two-storey building collapsed, claiming two lives and leaving several others trapped. The incident sent shockwaves throughout the community and left many wondering how such a tragedy could occur. However, amidst the chaos and sorrow, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of Nyesom Wike’s swift action.

As soon as news of the collapse reached the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, he wasted no time in ordering the immediate identification and arrest of the building’s owner. This bold move demonstrates Wike’s commitment to ensuring safety and accountability in the city. His decisive action sends a clear message that illegal developments and non-compliance with building codes will not be tolerated.

During his visit to the scene, Wike expressed his concern for the original residents of the area who were designated for resettlement. He questioned why the FCT Administration had not carried out the necessary resettlement plans for years. Wike’s focus on long-term solutions and planning is evident as he vows to take immediate action to ensure the indigenes of the area are resettled and prevent further development in the vicinity.

Wike emphasizes the importance of adhering to building plans and codes to prevent future tragedies like the one that unfolded in Abuja. He acknowledges that government decisions may not always be comfortable for everyone, but ultimately they are made in the interest of the people. Wike’s commitment to the safety and well-being of the community is commendable and should be supported by all stakeholders.

Despite the unfortunate loss of lives and the challenges faced during the rescue operations, there is a ray of hope shining through. Thanks to the efforts of NEMA, FEMA, and other rescue teams, 37 lives have been saved, and efforts are underway to rescue everyone still trapped in the rubble. Wike plans to cover the hospital bills of those rescued and ensure that no one else loses their life due to the incident.

Wike’s swift action and determination to hold the building’s owner accountable demonstrate his commitment to safety, resettlement, and proper planning in Abuja. This tragic incident serves as a wake-up call for everyone to prioritize compliance with building codes and regulations. By working together with the government, we can create a city that is safe, resilient, and prosperous.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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