Cross River State Government Dismisses False Report on Collapse Building
By Jimmy Jackson
The Cross River State ministry of Urban Renewal & development has reacted to the sad and unfortunate event, of the collapse of a two-story building which is still under construction.
In a statement by Hon Emmanuel Edward, Commisioner for Urban Renewal & Development, he stated that the press release become very pertinent to displace the falsehood, which is peddled by mischief makers.
The statement also said that the said building which is located at Nta Eka street, along Effio-Ette Ikot Ishie Calabar Cross River state, has been registered with the town planning unit of the ministry, but lacked basic requirements for the construction of a two story building.
According to the statement, “the commissioner himself and team, had marked the said building for demolition as prior to today a part of the building had already collapsed, also stating that the Owner of the building has been served several letter from the ministry of Urban Renewal and development in regards the illegally constructed building and the immediate demolition.”
The commisioner also disclosed that the ministry, was awaiting for the expiration of the due date, before orchestrating the demolition of the structure, as the owner had remained adamant, adding that the men of the Nigerian police has already swung into action to effect the arrest of all the culprits involved in the unscrupulous act.
He however, sympathized with family of those who loved once where trapped In the trapped in the building as he announced that no life was lost.