Demolition and explosive experts who had arrived from South Africa have expressed their preparedness for the controlled demolition of Jos main market on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Speaking to newsmen in Jos, Mike Pekins, lead demolition engineer for Mamco Wreckers Consortium and Kyle Pekins, deputy lead, said tonnes of explosives were being deployed according to work plans to ensure safe and efficient exercise.
According to them, they remain the best in Africa, having successfully carried out the controlled demolition of Bank of Industry (BoI) collapsed skyscraper at the ever busy Broad Street in Lagos, among several assignments.
It would be recalled that the Plateau State government had given May 18, 2019, as the new date for demolition of compromised parts of burnt Jos main market.
A statement by the state Information and communication commissioner, Yakubu Dati, said all persons living within 200 metres to the market were to vacate on or before Thursday, May 16, 2019 by 6.00pm.
Dati Further said vehicular movement would be restricted, and all entry points to the market would be closed for the safety of lives and property.
The commissioner conveyed government’s regrets and any inconveniences this may cause members of the public.
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