House of Representatives moves to curb building collapse
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on November 29, 2019
In a bid to forestall building collapse in the country, the House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to introduce and enforce stricter regulations.
Adopting a motion entitled, ‘Need to Curb the Rising Incidence of Building Collapse in Nigeria’ as moved by Wale Raji and Chinedu Martins, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to implement the National Building Code in order to regulate construction in the country and safeguard lives and properties.
The Green Chambers also called on the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Building and the Nigeria Society of Engineers to sanitise the building materials sector to get rid of substandard goods in markets.
The lawmakers urged the Federal Ministry of Work and Housing to liaise with the Building Collapse Prevention Guild to carry out assessment of buildings prone to collapse in order to alert residents and avert disaster.