The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) will hold its 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and National Conference from July 30th to August 3rd, 2018.
The Chairman of the Institute in the Federal Capital Territory, Bldr. Odunmbaku Wilson stated this in an interview with Housing TV in Abuja.
The theme for the 2018 AGM which will also double as the 50th anniversary celebration of the Institute is Housing Delivery in Nigeria and National Economic Development.
The AGM will hold at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.
Bldr. Odunmbaku said “ the highlight of this conference which is going to be different from the other conferences we have being having is that we will be celebrating 50 years of existence of the Institute and its going to be an exciting and a promising conference. I want to believe no builder in this country will want to miss this huge opportunity.”
He added that the conference will be focusing on housing delivery and how it influences or impacts on national economic development.
On the recently approved National Building Code, Bldr. Odunmbaku described it as a right step in the right direction.
According to him “It comes with a lot of promissory notes because every professional in built environment is looking forward to it; it has been in the pipeline for long. Building industry is highly unregulated, without the code coming into effect; we will still be vulnerable as usual. It is coming at a very good time”
He further noted that “we are hoping that the bill or the Act that will give it an enforcing backing will also follow suit. I want to believe that the Executive will now send a bill to the National Assembly for the enforcement of this code because that is the key, without that, the code will still be at everybody’s mercy.”
The NIOB is the professional body for Builders and those who are about to be engaged in the Building Profession.
The Institute seeks to enable her members’ deliver, with relevant stakeholders, sustainable shelter that addresses the housing needs of the Nation through research and development and global best practices.
Adeleke Samuel, Housing TV.