Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has appealed to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to compensate families of the victims of the Friday’s building collapse in Port Harcourt.

Atiku, represented by his wife, Jennifer, made the appeal on Wednesday during a visit to the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt .

 
“It is not enough to jail the owner of the building.  It is time we began to look at how we build our houses. We have to work on agencies that regulate the construction of buildings and ensure that they do their work properly “, he said.

esponding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike commended the PDP Presidential Candidate for being the first to commiserate with the state during her period of grief.

“You are the first to condole with us publicly and empathise with us over this tragedy. We are happy that you have come over to identify with us,” he said.

The governor regretted that the APC Federal Government has been unable to condole with the Government and people of Rivers State because of politics.

Governor Wike assured that the State Government will enforce the outcome of the processes of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the building collapse.

He said that his administration will deal decisively with culprits to serve as a deterrent to others in the building sector.

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