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Building collapse: Surveyors renew calls for construction commission

File photo of a collapsed building.

President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Obafemi Onashile, has attributed increased cases of collapsed buildings in the country to defective construction laws still in use in the country.

Onashile who spoke at the just concluded Southeast zonal two -day workshop, with the theme: “Construction Industry Health and Safety Management”, held at in Owerri, Imo State, regretted that Factories Act of 1974 as amended, cannot solve the modern needs in the industry.

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As an antidote to end such incessant cases, he appealed to the National Assembly to expedite action and pass the bill on “Construction Industry Health and Safety” sent to the lawmakers, by the surveyors in the country and subsequently assented to by the president.

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According to a statement from the NIQS, the event was attended by the executives and professionals in the sector from the southeast.

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