Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Builders of collapsed Uyo church should be punished - Activist

12 December 2016, 17:00

Nsukka - Mr Desmond Eze, a human right lawyer, says the builders of the collapsed church building in Uyo should be prosecuted.

Blaming incessant collapsed buildings in the country on poor materials usage and quacks in building profession, he insisted that handlers of such buildings should, nonetheless, be held responsible.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recall that Reigners Bible Church, Uyo, collapsed on Saturday in which hundreds of people died and many injured.

He called on Gov. Mr Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom to arrest the contractor of the building for prosecution.

“Until fake building contractors and those who sell substandard building materials in this country are being arrested, prosecuted and jailed, cases of building collapse will continue.

“What happened on Saturday in Uyo where innocent worshipers lost their lives is unfortunate.

Also read: At least 50 killed in church building collapse

“Corruption is not only when one embezzles public fund but when one compromises standard and exposes other people to danger is a bigger corruption and should be punished,’’ he said.

He urged Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and other stakeholders in building profession to rise to the challenge by ensuring that only certified building contractors were allowed to handle building projects in the country.

He also said relevant government ministry should collaborate with NSE to take audit of commercial, public and residential buildings across the country.

“Its time for government and relevant stakeholders in the country to tell Nigerians buildings that are fit and ones that are unfit for living to avert further loss of lives and property in future in building collapse,’’ he said.

 

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX
&nbps;

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...