The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Rivers State Command, Olufemi Ayodele, has advised owners of buildings and landlords to be wary of desperate and quack contractors who care only about their pockets and not the lives of people.
Ayodele, gave the warning in a statement while confirming that a building collapsed at Aluu in Ikwerre local government area of the state.
According to him the cause of the incident was due to the use of substandard materials by the contractors.
His statement reads,
The collapse of the two-storey building at Aluu in Ikwerre Local Government Area could have actually been avoided if standardized materials and right specifications were used.
“Owners of buildings and landlords are hereby advised to be wary of desperate and quack building contractors who cares only about their pockets and not the lives of innocent people.
“The Rivers State Commandant lauded the Chairman Ikwerre Local Government Area, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike for mobilizing three pay loaders and providing the necessary logistics.
“That effort enhanced the rescuing of the victims and recovery of three corpses during a joint rescue operations by NSCDC, National Emergency Management Agency, other security agencies and well-meaning people who worked tirelessly to savage the situation