Buhari Should Prevent Construction of Substandard Buildings in Nigeria

Fadekemi Ajakaiye

A construction sector nongovernmental organisation, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that practices in the construction industry are streamlined to prevent the development of sub-standard buildings.

Low staff strength, bureaucracy, experience, poor methodology, sentiments, cowardliness, compromise, corruption and lack of enforcement are the major bane of physical planning and building control operations across the nation.

A statement signed by Mr. Kunle Awobodu, President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild said, “When the majority’s interest in a service is not determined by passion, flare but by immediate pecuniary gains in a deteriorating societal value, collective desire for an organised society will remain a mirage.

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