750-capacity College lecture hall collapses in Kogi

A lecture hall with sitting capacity of about 750 students at the degree-awarding wing of Kogi State College of Education (KSCOE), Ankpa of Kogi State has collapsed.
collapsed college building

The hall, until it caved in, was an on-going project sponsored by Teritary Education Trust (TET) fund.

According to a signpost at the collapsed building showed the construction contract was handled by Maga Zezid Investment Limited with its corporate head office at the No 271, Danuhu Street, Ogaminana, Adavi LGA, Kogi State.

An eyewitness told source that the building which had been roofed could not stand the rest of time because the shoddy job was worsened by lack of supporting pillars.

The new Provost Danladi Musa who just took stock of the facilities handed over to him by his predecessor Professor Isah Abubakar Ochepa, described the situation as “unfortunate”.

According to him, the management is grateful to Goal as the situation would have been fatal and disastrous if the students had commenced usage of the lecture hall.

He assured that the management would do all that is within its power to rectify the anomaly.

Source said that the contractor may be called to account for what would have been collateral damage to lives and property if students had made use of the lecture theatre.

Many stakeholders wondered what the college’s department of Works was doing when such a shoddy job reached its peak.