Building Collapse: HURIWA Calls FCTA to Prosecute Corrupt Officials

HURIWA's Chief Sounds Alarm Over Threats to His Life, Others
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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to prosecute corrupt officials who compromise building standards and approve structures in flood-prone areas.

The group, in a statement by its National Coordinator; Emmanuel Onwubiko expressed concern over the continuous erection of houses and estates in flood channels within the FCT, stating that without the connivance of some government officials, estate owners cannot successfully complete their structures.

The group also expressed concerns over the recurring collapse of buildings in Abuja, where a collapsed five-storey structure collapsed on Monday afternoon.

HURIWA Calls FCTA to Prosecute Corrupt Officials
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    HURIWA’s Onwubiko called for immediate arrests and prosecutions of FCTA officials for back-channel approval of buildings and estates that don’t meet structural quality and standards.

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    The group further called for tighter regulatory oversight on new structures and strong, punitive actions against corrupt officials who collude with quack engineers and desperate estate builders to endanger homeowners.

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