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Nigerian Institute of Builders collaborate with Lagos State to eradicate building collapse



1695972349 Babajide Sanwo Olu

The Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB) has announced a collaborative effort with the Lagos State government to completely eradicate building collapses within the state.  

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that this disclosure was made by Mr Lucky Isename, the Chairman of NIOB’s Lagos State Chapter, during a press conference held in Lagos on Thursday.

He revealed that the upcoming 32nd Lagos Builder’s Conference and Annual General Meeting, scheduled for October 11th to 12th, will focus on examining sustainability concerns in construction to prevent building collapses.  

According to Isename, the chosen theme, “Safe and Sustainable Building Production Management in Nigeria,” aims to address and rectify past mistakes while assessing the impact of law neglect on construction activities in Lagos State. 

He said that Lagos State has established robust laws that require enforcement, prompting NIOB’s collaboration with the government to implement and uphold the Lagos State Development Planning Law, 2019. 

Mr Isename emphasized the partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to ensure the full implementation of the Lagos State Development Planning Law, 2019, ultimately reducing building collapses.

He stressed the importance of focusing on safety and sustainability in construction, as the construction industry significantly contributes to national development. 

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