Building Collapse:BCPG Urges Use Of Competent Craftsmen

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Members of Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Ikorodu Cell, Lagos, have urged stakeholders in the local construction industry to promote the use of competent craftsmen to reduce the spate of unsatisfactory works in building production across the country.
The call was made at a seminar organised by the built environment professionals living or working in Ikorodu.
The seminar was themed: “Profiling craftsmen competency in the Nigerian construction industry.”
The guest speaker, a Department of Building Technology lecturer, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Salisu Harfiz, lamented that the  academic system has failed to pay adequate attention to handicraft training, a situation, which  he said has led to graduation of half-baked craftsmen, which has led to competency challenges for the industry.