No fewer than 60 persons escaped death in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital last night after a wing of the popular Metro View Hotel collapsed.
According to the manager of the hotel, Austine Orji, the management had noticed a crack on some of the pillars holding the building and immediately cordoned off the side of building and started renovations.
Orji said it was in the process of the renovation that the building collapsed last night.
According to him, no life was lost in the incident as those who lodged in the hotel were outside the building for a seminar when the incident happened.
Following the collapse, the Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Authority sealed the 26 rooms hotel this Morning
Uzodimma To Rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has revealed plans to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.
The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House.
The Governor went on to say that Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot.
The Governor also said that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the State to critically look at the situation and take a decision.
The Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation, while pointing out that his Administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicenter can not be left behind.
The University management through the VC commended the Governor for a job well done so far. She also called on all and sundry to support His Excellency to succeed.