MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE.
MULTIPLE TRAGEDIES IN JOS METROPOLIS FROM FLOOD TO BUILDING COLLAPSE.
Senator I. D. Gyang.
Notes with grieve the fatalities that occurred in Jos the Plateau State Capital following twin tragedies of Flood and building collapse resulting in the dead of 15 persons, 3 from flood and 12 from building collapse.
Further notes that the flood disaster occurred at Zinariya axis a shanty settlement of Jos town following a heavy downpour and swept off a number of houses leaving three persons dead.
Equally notes that few days after the tragic flood, Jos town was again visited by another tragedy following the collapse yesterday 15th July, 2019 of a three storey building resulting in ten fatalities with several others sustaining varying degrees of injuries and are now receiving medical attention in hospital.
Concerned that building collapse is becoming a recurring incidence across the nation due obviously to non adherence to standards and in some instances compromise by the regulatory agencies.
Further concerned that the preparedness of first responder agencies in emergency management and in particular, NEMA, is still weak in terms of equipment.
- Urge all regulatory agencies in the building and construction industry to enforce the stipulated standards by all property developers.
- Urge NEMA to update its capacity for prompt and effective response in times of emergency.
- Urge NEMA to administer relief to the affected families.
- Observe a one minute silence on honor of the deceased persons.
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