Building Collapse Worries Stakeholder


A stakeholder in the built environment has expressed concern over the renewed spate of collapsed buildings in the country.
A former chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Builders (NIOB), Rivers State, Moses Ugheoke, in a chat with The Tide blamed the trend on the faulty processes leading to building constructions in the country
Ugheoke, who described the recent collapse of a three-storey building at Jabi, Abuja as unfortunate and waste of resources, noted that the building approval processes in the country need to be overhauled.
The NIOB boss called on all stakeholders in the built environment to join hands in the enforcement of laws that would regulate materials, skilled personnel and processes used for the construction of buildings.
He called on stakeholders to continually engage in capacity building to improve the quality of buildings erected, while calling on the “Standards Organisation of Nigeria to be proactive in the approval of products for public consumption while developers should uphold the tenets of their profession by maintaining good standards”
The former number one builder in the state also stated that continuous training and retraining would ensure the expulsion of quacks from the sector.
He charged all registered builders in the state to insist on delivering on quality and not to cut corners to make excessive profit.