Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,672,598 members, 6,285,148 topics. Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 06:04 AM

Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' (18142 Views)

77% Benuelites Live In Mud Houses While All Luxury Homes Are Owned By Strangers / 'Our Party Is Collapsing' - Salihu Lukman, DG Of APC Governor's Forum / Election Results: Mutiu Okunola Faints, Lands In Hospital After Collapsing (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (Reply) (Go Down)

Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Kosiso12(f): 6:01pm On May 04
‘Save Our Lives’ - Abakaliki Residents Cry Out Over Collapsing Mud Houses | #IgbereTV

Residents of Abakaliki metropolis in Ebonyi state have cried out to the state government to save the community from what they describe as ‘impending disaster’ over old mud houses located at Kpirikpiri area of the state that are at the verge of collapse.

One of the mud houses, situated adjacent Kpirikpiri Police Station in Ebonyi state, have stayed over seven decades with no single renovation or maintenance since its erection, causing major cracks on the building.

Investigation by Igbere TV revealed that the landlord, Mr. Maximus Sunday Mgboh despite being alerted severally on the impending disaster, paid the ‘I-don’t-care’ attitude to either renovate the mud house or erect a new modern building.

“He(the landlord) has simply shown no concern as if it's not his business despite several appeal and attempt to get him to at least renovate or maintain the property if he cannot construct a new one from scratch”, one of the residents in the area, who craved anonymity, told Igbere TV.

When Igbere TV newscrew visited the area over the weekend, tenants were seen still living and occupying the mud house located at House 47, Old Enugu Road. It was the same case for other sub-standard buildings located in the area.

At least five sub-standard buildings at the verge of collapse were captured by this Newspaper all located within the same area, behind the Kpirikpiri police station.

One of the sub-standard buildings is currently being used as a day-time ‘Beer Parlor’ or Bar, while the other four are rented out and presently occupied by tenants as residential houses.

Findings by Igbere TV further revealed that one of the affected five buildings is owned by one Mr. Christopher Nwamini, now deceased. It was not immediately clear who is now in charge of tenancy.

Besides the private property in the Abakaliki metropolis, the Kpirikpiri police station is also not in good shape as it was vandalised and torched by hoodlums during the recent EndSARS protests that swept across the country.

Speaking with Igbere TV on the matter, a resident of the area who did not want his name to be mentioned, appealed to the David Umahi led Ebonyi state government to come to their rescue.

He said government must save them from disaster as occupants of the affected buildings have pleaded with the landlords of the houses to renovate the buildings all to no avail.

“As it stands now, the media is our last hope having failed to get the owners’ attention to do the needful. We are, therefore, calling on the state government to come to our aid because we have pleaded with the landlords of these buildings to renovate them but all our pleas fell on deaf ears.”

Pointing to one of the buildings, the resident added: “You can see deep cracks on the walls especially this one built with mud blocks, if something drastic is not done immediately, a major disaster may not be averted as the building caves in.”

Another resident, who identified himself as Mr. Sunday Nwangele, told Igbere TV that government must do all it can to save lives by sealing the mud houses and other sub-standard buildings till they are either renovated or replaced.

“A stitch in time saves nine”, he warned. “Government must now seal the buildings and evacuate the occupants with an ultimatum to the owners’ to renovate or have their certificates of occupancy revoked and buildings demolished.”

IGBERE TV news crew also discovered substandard buildings at the back of the EDEMAX Filling Station, opposite the Kpirikpiri Police Station.

Investigations also show that the buildings at the back of the EDEMAX Filling Station have stayed over five decades and are in terrible condition but still serve as residential buildings.

Meanwhile, a Building/Construction expert, Engr. Obasi Nwabuike, while adding his voice on the need to have the buildings replaced, said mud houses have a lifespan of approximately 30 to 35 years before they crumble.

He said any mud house which is over 30 or 35 years need to be replaced to avert any major disaster while making reference to the affected buildings in the Abakaliki metropolis.

Mud brick is a natural building material made by shaping bricks out of a mixture of sand, mud and/or clay with water and some fibrous organic matter (like hay, straw, sticks or manure).

The bricks are usually cast in a frame to ensure that they are a consistent size and shape. Once they have been cast, the bricks are then air-dried for up to a month.

Mud brick buildings have a low resistance to water, so some manufacturers add bitumen into the mud mixture to help with waterproofing.

Mud brick and adobe are some of the oldest building materials known, with evidence of mud brick buildings having been used as far way back 7000BC.


Source : https://igberetvnews.com/1389154/save-lives-abakaliki-residents-cry-collapsing-mud-houses/

4 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by wwwihy: 6:18pm On May 04
I thought it is only the West and the North we have mud houses and brown roof...So they are in the East too.

119 Likes 8 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by iammo(m): 6:34pm On May 04
shocked


Is that brown roof am seeing .... Biafra people sef, Potopoto Republic

.

63 Likes 6 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Biafravd: 7:33pm On May 04
Mud house in the most developed region in nigeria according to ipigidiots bereau of statistics
From potopoto capital of the world to region with many mud houses, these people are really cur..d

52 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Nigercity: 7:37pm On May 04
Good roads, (one of the best road network in southern Nigeria)
massive flyover
Longest glass tunnel in Africa
Biggest mall in West Africa by land mass
Best school of medicine by infrastructure
Upcoming massive airport
Yet mud houses in state capital
SMH

10 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by psychalade: 7:40pm On May 04
grin
iammo:
shocked


Is that brown roof am seeing .... Biafra people sef, Potopoto Republic

.

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by wwwihy: 7:41pm On May 04
iammo:
shocked


Is that brown roof am seeing .... Biafra people sef, Potopoto Republic

.

41 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by computer0810(m): 8:33pm On May 04
the online miscreants made us believe its only ibadan and some south west state that has brown roof

Mud houses everywhere in the east but dey will online post Emoney house for us to see

49 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by SportsHD: 8:34pm On May 04
save us? Government wey never save themselves. y'all better move tf out.

5 Likes

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Blacknote: 8:34pm On May 04
wwwihy:
I thought it is only the West and the North we have mud houses and brown roof...So they are in the East too.
lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

10 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by kambili999(f): 8:34pm On May 04
This is saddening

1 Like

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by NwaNimo1(m): 8:34pm On May 04

11 Likes 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Perkinkis: 8:34pm On May 04
Unbelievable! mud house in the east, brown roof!! omg shocked

10 Likes

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Optimistdude: 8:34pm On May 04
Mud houses in 2021?

29 Likes 5 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Juliusmalema: 8:35pm On May 04
Ebonyi will come out stronger and better..


These are just minor set backs.

These are where I blame Umahi, he neglected the people but embark on white elephant projects..

Poverty alleviation remains the key to successive development.

The people are gift to every society if rightly used

2 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Abdulquadrimuha(m): 8:35pm On May 04
nawa ooo

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Egbonnyy(m): 8:35pm On May 04
Too bad

1 Like

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Golan007: 8:36pm On May 04
Brown roof everywhere.

5 Likes

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by heartbraker(m): 8:37pm On May 04
There is no red mud in our biafra d online country, dis pics is from ibadan.

17 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by nenyeRitta(f): 8:37pm On May 04
modified..

Dear nairalander if you can see this post right now [11.am Wednesday]. With all sincerity and from the depth of my heart Please do not ignore. People bring their problems online and they get solution. My knees are on ground as I'm typing this. Please Am begging you to help me buy baby food for my little baby i beg in the name of God, he has been having only breastfeeding and its really hurting me and affecting my health, mumies and daddies in the house i am pleading from the depth of my heart, he has been crying all day, i need to get him cereals and soyamilk, I know things are hard but from the little you have please help me, we have been facing hardship for some time now. I pray God bless you in abundance as you help me. 26 359 69012- fcmb Rita

5 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Silentinoo(m): 8:37pm On May 04
mud house in these current age.. dem lucky e no fall for their head.. may God sent help to them

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by annyz: 8:37pm On May 04
iammo:
shocked


Is that brown roof am seeing .... Biafra people sef, Potopoto Republic

.

The roof may have been painted with red oxide paint against rust over the years.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Hndrrxxx(m): 8:39pm On May 04
Oh so we have brown roof in the flatino region too shocked shocked shocked

21 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Perkinkis: 8:40pm On May 04
annyz:


The roof may have been painted with red oxide paint against rust over the years.
My friend park well abeg.

8 Likes

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Wickedfacts: 8:41pm On May 04
They are laughing at red roofs but their parents are living in dilapidated mud houses.

7 Likes

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Wickedfacts: 8:41pm On May 04
annyz:


The roof may have been painted with red oxide paint against rust over the years.

You are practicing stupidity on a full-time basis.

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: Collapsing Mud Houses: Abakaliki Residents Cry Out, Say 'Save Our Lives' by Wickedfacts: 8:41pm On May 04
Juliusmalema:
Ebonyi will come out stronger and better..


These are just minor set backs.

These are where I blame Umahi, he neglected the people but embark on white elephant projects..

Poverty alleviation remains the key to successive development.

The people are gift to every society if rightly used

It seems poverty is a natural resource there. You have it in abundance.

7 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (Reply)

Ago-Okota Palace-Way Road Construction By LASG (Pics) / Buhari To Launch Helicopters In Lagos For Police Patrol / FG Grants MDAs Access To TSA As Transfers Hit N2.9tn

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 92
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.