In line with the need to ensure the safety of Ndi Anambra, the partially collapsed building at Obofia, Umuota village Obosi, has been demolished by the Anambra State Government.
The building was pulled down when officials of the Physical Planning Board visited the site with earth-moving equipment. Barrister Chike Maduekwe, the Executive Chairman of the Board who was present at the exercise stated that it was part of their mandate to ensure controlled development. In fact, the owner of the collapsed building has been invited to the Agency.
The demolition was given credence following a report from the state Material Testing Laboratory who visited and tested the integrity of the building and the state chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Building, who reported that the integrity of the building has been compromised. To this end, he notified people living in such buildings across the state to vacate for their own safety, adding that such buildings would be sealed off.
On his part, Mr. Collins Chukwulobe, the chairman of the village, disclosed that prior to the collapse, a quit notice had been served to the six families inhabiting the building and this prompted others to leave remaining the affected family.
Mr. Chukwulobe applauded the move by the government in demolishing the building to prevent people from moving in. He also stressed that the village leadership has launched a search for such buildings.
The now-demolished building collapsed on Sunday 26th September, trapped and killed husband and wife, leaving their six children behind.