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FG sets up ‘tactical team’ on Gwarimpa collapsed building

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) ,and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) have established a technical team to look into the report prepared by the FHA on the circumstances surrounding the collapse of a three -storey building at 6th Avenue, Gwarimpa.

This was one of the decisions reached at a meeting between top officials of the FCTA and the FHA.

The report was presented to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello by the Chairman of the FHA, Senator Lawal Shuaibu.

The Mallam Bello and Senator Shuaibu said the loss of life was regrettable, and commiserated with the families of the deceased. They directed that a compensation plan be prepared for them.

The meeting also resolved that the main aim of the investigation by the technical team should be premised on strengthening the internal working mechanism of both agencies, adding that all those found culpable will face appropriate punishment .

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

The meeting also commended the various agencies involved in the rescue efforts for saving the lives of about 21 persons. It stressed 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.

Reporting by Remi Johnson; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Tony Okerafor