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Popular Awka hotel, may collapse soon, manager says

Grand Riviera, a popular three-star hotel in Awka

The Grand Riviera, a popular three-star hotel in Awka, is facing imminent collapse due to gully erosion occasioned by rainfalls.
The hotel, the Anambra High Court, which is beside it, and the Federal High Court which is a few metres away are all being threatened by erosion.
NAN reports that the Federal High Court has already lost part of its premises to the erosion and two other buildings are seriously threatened by the environmental challenge.
Mr Tagbo Igboka, the manager of the hotel, said gully erosion started washing away the foundation of the 12-year old hotel about two years ago.
Igboka said the hotel’s management had spent not less than N20 million on erosion control and repair works since the ‘unwanted visitor’ started encroaching. (NAN)

“This is a very popular hotel in Awka. Two former presidents have lodged here including former governors and ministers, but as you can see erosion is threatening to destroy it.
“These monument has served for 12 years, but we have battled this menace for five years and spent no less than N20 million to prevent the worst from happening. (NAN)

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