The bridge at the Children’s Amusement Park located at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo, built by Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration has collapsed.
Accordingto a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, nobody was killed or injured in the incident which caused pandemonium in the area and gave room for criticism by some parents whose children visited the place on May 27 during the 2018 Children’s Day Celebration. .
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, Ogechi Ololo said she had yet to be briefed on the cause of the incident.
An witness, Mrs Mary Nlemadim, said: “It is unfortunate that this is happening in the state, especially at a place that is supposed to be a recreation centre. I thank God that it happened in the night when people were not around; otherwise, there might have been casualties. I urge the state government and engineers working on construction projects in the state to be more dedicated and thorough,” she said.