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Former Presidential Candidate Peter Obi Mourns Victims of Onitsha Building Collapse, Calls for Strict Adherence to Safety Standards

Obi condoles with victims of Onitsha building collapse, urges compliance to standards

In a tragic incident that shook the city of Onitsha, a building collapse at Ochanja Market on Monday night claimed the lives of at least six individuals, with over 20 others rescued from the rubble. The devastating news prompted Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the last general elections, to extend his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.

Through a press statement issued by his media adviser, Mr. Valentine Obineme, Peter Obi expressed deep sadness over the loss of lives and injuries sustained in the building collapse. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to strict engineering and building standards to ensure the safety of all individuals.

Peter Obi emphasized the need for all construction projects to be handled by trained, licensed, and professional personnel, with materials meeting project specifications. He firmly believes that by following these standards and procedures, building collapses can become a thing of the past, preventing further tragedies from occurring.

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The victims of the building collapse were individuals striving to make ends meet, highlighting the devastating impact of the incident on the local community. Peter Obi commended the efforts of those involved in the rescue operations, acknowledging their bravery and dedication in saving lives amidst the chaos.

As the city of Onitsha grapples with the aftermath of the building collapse, Peter Obi called on the state government to launch a thorough investigation into the root cause of the incident. By identifying the factors that led to the collapse, steps can be taken to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future, ensuring the safety of all residents.

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The building collapse at Ochanja Market serves as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding safety standards in all construction projects. Peter Obi’s message of condolence and call for compliance with building regulations resonates with the need to prioritize safety above all else.



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