…no casualty recorded
Tragedy was averted in Owerri on tuesday as the bridge at the Children’s Amusement Park located at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo, built by Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s administration collapses without loss of life or injury.
The incident is said to have happened according to an eye witness on Tuesday night following the heavy down pour in the city of owerri making for several criticisms over the quality of job done.
Some persons were in awe as the bridge hosted numerous pupils and students on the just celebrated children’s day,may 27 and have imagined if the collapsed had occurred on the said date.
The collapsed bridge had served as a tourist site generating some funds to the state government.
When contacted, the State Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Mrs Ogechi Ololo,feigned ignorance of the collapse
However, some indigenes were in unison calling for an audit of engineering projects in the state and to further insist that projects receive needed approval to reduce waste of resources and loss of lives.
You may recall that the state Chairman of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Mr Emeka Ugoanyawu, and the Presidentof Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria(COREN),Mr Kashim Ali had earlier warned against substandard engineering work in the state.