A bridge at the Children’s Amusement Park located at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo, built by Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s administration has collapsed. The incident which caused pandemonium in the area, gave room for criticism by some parents whose children visited the place on May 27 during the 2018 Children’s Day Celebration.
A NAN Correspondent, who visited the scene, reports that the incident occurred after a heavy downpour on Tuesday night.
The bridge, being a major tourism site, has been used to generate funds for the state government.
When contacted, the State Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Mrs Ogechi Ololo, said she had yet to be briefed on the cause of the incident.
Mr Collins Ibe, who witnessed the incident, told NAN that the windstorm that accompanied the downpour might be responsible for the collapsed of the bridge.
Also, an Engineer, Mr Okechukwu Uba said: “There is need to critically look at all the construction projects going on in the state.
“This is necessary to avoid unnecessary waste of resources, time and human capacity.
“These projects need to get proper approval from professional hands or bodies; they also need to be properly supervised by qualified and experienced personnel.
“Again, they have to be done systematically and not many things at the same time.
“These projects need to be finished up in a tidy manner and subjected to stress tests where necessary, before being opened to the public,’’ he said.