Imo State Governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha has been advised to demolish the two tunnels built by Former Governor Rochas Okorocha in Owerri to avert tragedy.
This was part of the recommendations of the committee set up by the government to conduct integrity test on bridges, tunnels and related structures in the state. The panel comprised members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
The tunnels at Concorde Hotel and House of Assembly Junctions were constructed by the immediate past administration of Okorocha.
The committee headed by the NSE state chairman, Luke Uzoigwe, also urged the governor to demolish all illegal structures built along the green verges of the roads, de-silt Lake Nwaebele and Otammiri River to tackle flooding in Owerri.
canvassed the removal of all buildings on the water lines and retention basins.
Presenting the report on behalf of the chairman, Kingsley Onwubiko said most of the structures done by Okorocha failed integrity test, as they were not only built contrary to design specifications with substandard materials but also went against the original master plan of the state capital.
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