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Minister Revokes Allocation Of Collapsed Building In Gwarimp

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello has officially revoked the allocation of land housing the collapsed building in Gwarimpa area of the municipality.

The minister, together with the leadership of the Federal Housing Authority met yesterday, February 7, and apologized to the victims of the collapsed building and families of those who lost loved ones in it.

A statement by the Director of press, office of the minister, Anthony Ogunleye and FHA spokes man, Kenneth Chigelu, said that a technical team to look into the report prepared by the FHA on the circumstances surrounding the collapse of a three story building at 6th Avenue Gwarimpa, on Friday, 3rd February, 2023, has been set up.

“This was one of the decisions reached at a meeting between top officials of the FCTA and the FHA where the report was presented to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello by the Chairman of the FHA, Senator Lawal Shuaibu on Monday, 6th February, 2023.

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“The FCT Minister and the FHA Chairman both regretted the loss of lives and commiserated with the families of the deceased while directing that a compensation plan be prepared for them.

“The meeting resolved that the investigation by the technical  team is also aimed at strengthening the internal working mechanism of both agencies and that all those found culpable in the building collapse will face appropriate punishment commiserate with the crime committed.

“The FCT Minister announced that in line with FCTA policy, the allocation of the collapsed building be revoked.”

The statement said that the meeting also commended the various agencies involved in the rescue efforts that saved 21 lives even as it emphasized the need for cases of contraventions to go beyond mere issuance of “stop work” notices.

“Both organisations resolved to work very closely together to prevent any future occurrence.”

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