Ebonyi Govt donates ₦18m to victims of collapsed building

By Charles Onyekwere, ABAKALIKI

Ebonyi State Government has donated the Sum of ₦18 million Naira as palliative to families of victims of collapsed building at Eke Aja Market in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Council of the State.

Families of those who lost their lives received the sum of 3 million Naira each through their next of kin, while those who sustained injuries received the sum of 2 million Naira each.

Collapsed building in Ebonyi state

It would be recalled that the building collapse incident which occurred on the 20th of May 2022 claimed four lives while three others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The State Governor, Engr David Umahi, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe, while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries at Obiozara, the Council’s Headquarter described the incident as unfortunate, hence the decision of the State Government to look into the plights of the families of the victims.

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“We are here today to empathize with the victims of the unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of four persons while three persons are receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakalilki. It is our prayer that it will not happen again in any part of Ebonyi State. Once in a while, we find ourselves in an inexplicable circumstance but we should see it as an act of God which no Man can control.”

He encouraged the beneficiaries to strive to make judicious use of the money to cushion the effects of the unfortunate incident.

The secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala explained that the Governor out of magnanimity approved the financial assistance after deliberations in the Executive Council.

While encouraging the families to put behind their sorrows, Dr Ugbala assured that the Government will always stand by them at all times.

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