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Reps ask Military to return unutilised acquired land to host communities

Members of the Representatives on Wednesday urged Federal Ministries of Power, Works & Housing as well as Defence, to work out modalities for the return of unutilized expanses of land forcefully acquired for military barracks to host communities.

According to Afe Olowookere (APC-Ondo), who sponsored the motion, one-quarter of the land area of the cities were acquired by the military government in the ’70s for the construction of military barracks.

Olowookere who frowned at the circumstances surrounding the take-over of the asset, argued that “as at the time those lands were acquired, the communities affected could not raise any voice of opposition inspite of the economic deprivation.”

While noting that the military’s draconian rule, he solicited for the intervention of the House with the view to ensure justice.

“Since the acquisition, none of those lands has been put to maximum use by the Military, rather more than 80% of the land has not been occupied, a good example of which is the Owena Army barrack in Akure, Ondo State; Alamala Army barrack in Abeokuta, Ogun State; Ojoo Military Cantonment in Ibadan, Oyo State and the Abuja acquisition that covers Giri-Zuba-Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,” he observed.

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According to the lawmaker, “Commandants of those barracks have allegedly, using agents, turned to emergency landlords/land owners and are now giving out the periphery of the lands to people that desire land for economic ventures on an annual rentage, and are raking in for themselves colossal amounts of money, while properties of those tenants are usually destroyed in the event of default in payments.”

The House also urged relevant authorities to halt the encroachment of lands acquired for construction of military barracks across the country.

While ruling, Yussuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker who presided over the plenary session, urged that the occupants of the lands to comply with the original purpose for which the lands were acquired.

To this end, the House mandated the joint Committees on Defence and Housing to ensure implementation.
KEHINDE AKINTOLA, Abuja

‘$1.2bn Needed To Turn Around Ajaokuta Steel Plant’

Abuja – The National Assembly has been told that the comatose Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Complex will become operational if the sum of $1.2 billion is invested into it.

The Sole Administrator of the complex, Sumaila Abdul-Akaba, made the disclosure at an interactive session with the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy.

In his presentation, Abdul-Akaba gave breakdown of the amount to include: $513 million for rehabilitation, completion and commissioning while $687 million will be used for balance of external infrastructure.
He pointed out that Nigeria could save over $10 billion annually if the steel company was brought on stream.

He noted that following the last technical audit of the steel plant in 2010, it was estimated that about $1.2 billion was required to achieve the total rehabilitation, completion and commissioning of the plant.
The amount, he said, included balance of external infrastructure.

He appealed to the Committee to ensure the total rehabilitation, completion and commissioning of the steel complex, describing the plant as viable.

The Sole Administrator also told the Committee that by April this year, 55mw electricity plant installed in the complex would come on stream.

He said that there were 10,000 houses in the complex with about 4,000 completed.

Abdul-Akaba assured the Committee that machines installed in the complex are first class, stressing, that “all we need to do is to sort out legal issues surrounding Ajaokuta Steel to bring the plant to run.”

It was gathered that the Enyinnaya Abaribe-led Committee has concluded arrangements to visit the Steel Complex for firsthand information as well as to see how that the National Assembly can facilitate the rolling out of steel.
The Federal Government and Messrs Global Steel Holding Limited, an Indian firm, began negotiations for amicable resolution of the ownership of Ajaokuta Steel Complex in 2008.

The Ajaokuta Steel Company is being developed in three phases and the first phase of 1.3million tonnes steel production has reached about 98 percent completion before the contract was terminated in 1996.

Also in his submission, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, revealed that a combination of funding and litigation constraints was delaying the rehabilitation and completion of the steel company.

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The Minister said that they are addressing the issue of institutional capacity and infrastructure.

According to him, “For the first time states are also getting 13 percent derivation due them from solid mineral exploited from their states.”

Source: Independent

Federal Housing Estate, Onitsha, Wears New Look As Roads Are Rehabilitated, Street Light Installed

The only Federal housing estate in Anambra State Federal Housing Estate, 33 Onitsha, Onitsha North LGA, now wears a new look as the estate which used to look like a jungle as a result of lack basic amenities like good road network, electricity, efficient waste disposal system etc is now witnessing a turnaround as many roads have been rehabilitated, well knit security arrangement put in place as well as efficient waste disposal and constant electricity.

Newsmen who monitored lifein the estate recently gathered from residents that the estate which used to be plagued by lack of amenities has suddenly bounced back to reckoning as a result of efforts of the new leadership of the estate who they said took office not long ago.

Investigation by newsmen showed that many unpassable streets abandoned long time ago as a result of damage hae been rehabilitated and opened for easy vehicular movements, some of these streets which used to pose a great danger like, St Stephen, St Augustine, Ogbatuluenyi, among others have been given a facelift and tarred as well as adorned with street lights.
Newsmen further findings indicated that the perennial problem of power which used to be a major challenge in the estate has been retified for constant electricity to flourish as many transformers can be seen adorning strategic areas of the estate. Additionally it was observed that the waste disposal and the estate cleanliness has been boosted as men of the Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA) were seen carting away refuse and ensuring cleanliness in the area just as eagle eyed vigilance operatives where also sighted all over the estate providing security to complement the efforts of the police.

Commenting on this, two residents Mrs. Nneka Okeke, a retired teacher and a house wife, and Mr. Igwebuike Dike, an entrepreneur, attributed the development to the commitment of the new leadership of the estate whom she said was showing transparency and purposefulness in the leadership of the estate, noting that everybody in the estate was happy with their synergy with the Anambra State government who is listening and attending to their problems.

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Contacted also, Chief Ben Arinze Anyaora, the chairman of the estate, declined comments but referred newsmen to residents whom he said were in a better position to assess development in the area.

By Eche Nwaobasi-Nnewi

502 stranded TCN containers so far recovered ―Fashola

ABOUT 502 stranded containers belonging to the Transmission Commission of Nigeria (TCN) have been claimed, the Minister, Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday said.

He said the containers, which had been left stranded at different ports across the country, are on transit to their various destinations.

Fashola spoke, at the presentation of the final report of the 20-year Transmission Master Plan at the TCN headquarters, Abuja.

According to him, this was made possible with the various efforts made by the current administration to increase the capacity of the company.

These, he said, include; budgetary committee on the part of the President, policy approvals, tax approval programmes, the N701 billion payment assurance guarantee, grid expansion programme.

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“When this current administration was inaugurated in 2015, the story of the TCN is lack of capacity to transport energy. The story was that it has only the capacity to do 5,000MWs.

Things have changed, the President has given a mandate to the Ministry and by extension to TCN to improve its capacity to deliver service between the GenCos and DisCos and this is backed by policy approvals, tax approval programmes, N701 billion payment assurance guarantee, grid expansion programme and supported by budgetary committee which has been helpful.
“As at yesterday, we have been able to recover 500 containers belonging to TCN containing pieces of equipment that were meant for transmission expansion projects that were left at our ports before President Buhari became president. The containers have travelled to the intended destinations, TCN sites where works have resumed.”

He reaffirmed that as at December 2017, the TCN simulated capacity was 7125MWs adding that more projects will be completed this year.

While receiving the final report of the 20 years transmission expansion plan, the Minister said this will help ensure that issues of stranded power do not resurface in the future.

To this end, he urged all players in the power sector not to only familiarise themselves with the plan, but to also take ownership.

“there is a session of this plan that belongs to all of you,” he added.

He further urged the consultant, Fitchner, to ensure that the report is simplified into a booklet to be given to key players.

Earlier, the interim Managing Director (MD), Engineer Gur Mohammed explained that the 29 years Transmission Master Plan was conceived since the delivery of the National Load Demand Study in 2009.

According to him: “After the conclusion of National Load Demand, it became necessary for the nation to have the Least Cost Transmission and Generation Master Plan in order to meet the demand as explained in the load demand report.

“TCN engaged Fitchner of Germany under the NEGIP, which is a project financed by the World Bank in November 2015.

“The study started with data collection aimed at establishing the basis for the assignment. The data collection was followed by clarification by TCN System Planning Team in 2016.”

While presenting the final report to the Minister, he assured that the TCN took time to review the report by Fitchner.

By Adetola Bademosi

NSE Wants Indigenous Engineers To Drive Infrastructural Development

Mr Emeka Ugoanyawu, the Chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Imo branch, says indigenous engineers should be given the opportunity to drive the infrastructural development in the country.

Ugoanyawu made the call while addressing engineers in Imo during the society’s New Year forum with the theme: Engineering Intervention for Sustainable Development”.

He called on both federal and state governments to use indigenous engineers’ professional to not only develop infrastructures but to ensure sustainability in the execution of projects.
He said infrastructural engineering projects in most states were being carried out by mediocre and non-professionals who did not possess engineering principles, supervision and monitoring skills.

Ugoanyawu urged government at all levels to see NSE as partners and major stakeholders in the development of the nation.
“The first second and third industrial revolution have come and gone and now the fourth revolution is on course and we have been left behind.

“The fourth industrial revolution is bringing together physical, biological and digital system to completely change mankind, while driver-less vehicles and artificial intelligence are already with us, yet we are still talking about things that will not move us forward,” he said.

He therefore urged engineers in the country to rise up to the occasion to save the nation from backwardness as a result of lack of development.

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Ugoanyawu said engineers must ensure leaders were responsibility of their actions and inaction by doing the right thing themselves to show good leadership.

Mr Ossai Obiako, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Structural Engineers blamed some of the failed projects in Imo on non-involvement of professionals in such projects.

He insisted that an integrity test be conducted on the two flyovers in Imo, adding that a preliminary investigation had faulted the flyovers.
“We have numerous failed projects in Imo and we as professional body is calling on the state government to work with us to find lasting solution to these problems,” he said.

He said the two flyovers had failed because they could no longer serve their purpose and the only solution was to take remedial action by subjecting them to integrity test for the safety of the masses.

Obiako however cautioned pedestrians against using the flyovers until they were certified fit by professionals.

A team of Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) led by its National President, Mr Kashim Ali had earlier faulted the integrity of the two bridges during their visit to Imo.

Africa Promises Good Investment Opportunity Says Elumelu at WEF

Mr. Tony Elumelu, group chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and one of Africa’s top businessman, has stressed the need to change the African narrative while concentrating on the myriad of opportunities inherent in the continent, stating that its economic transformation and stimulation should be the focus of all governments and global institutions.

This, he said, is paramount if the continent is to take its rightful position as a strong regional player in the international community, owing to its numerous investment opportunities.

Elumelu, who is the Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, said the time had come for governments on the continent to put things in place to ensure that the continent which has great potential, lives up to it; adding that already, there are signals of the greatness all around.

Speaking during Richard Quest’s programme on CNN  aired on the sideline of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, he said; “the time has come for us to prioritise our young ones, who are the future of this great continent. These are the men and women who are energetic in Africa and who can perform wonders if the enabling environment is there.

“We need to get it right with infrastructure in Africa and with the macro-economic policies and environment. And the good thing is that things are gradually falling in place. I think Africa promises good investment opportunities, the problem has always been creating the right environment for it, and this should be our major focus.” Elumelu stressed.

He added that in Zimbabwe, for instance, there have been recent concerted efforts by the government and the people to change the narrative, adding that “I am optimistic about what is happening in Africa right now, because our leaders are getting it right and in fact what has happened in Zimbabwe is also an indicator of great things to come. The fact that they on their own decided to sort things out the way they did, is a new kind of democracy that the world needs to learn from. “There is so much private global capital looking for the right destination, they can go to Zimbabwe as in other African nations, once the right environment is put in place.”

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While pointing out that the blame game which previously obtained in the continent should be done away with, Elumelu called for increasing support from the private sector as well as key stakeholders to make Africa and African self-sufficient.

Throwing more light on this, he said; “We can’t keep talking about missed opportunities. What I keep saying to people is to put an end to the blame game. Let’s begin to fix what needs fixing and get things right. Our government should get it right, the private sector should come forward and we need to support the young African entrepreneurs; create economic hope and opportunities for them.  “We need to think of how to engage Africa in the 21st century because it is no longer about giving grants and aid to Africa, it is more about engaging them in a way that creates self-sufficiency; independence; and reduces the perpetual syndrome of dependence.

Continuing, he said “There is promise; it is getting better because the way this year has started in Nigeria for instance, we have seen market indicators showing good promise, so we are optimistic that it will be better year. The Key is to prioritise things that are important to us to help the continent to grow.”

– Nigeria Communications Week

Property investors prefer tourist rather than urban areas in Greece

According to the findings of a survey conducted by pollsters Kapa Research for the Hellenic Property Federation (POMIDA), a large percentage of property owners are finding it difficult to pay real estate taxes. Only 21.6% of the respondents said that they would be able to pay the unified property ownership tax (ENFIA) next year, compared to 25.4% who said they were unable to cover the tax. 38.3% responded they would find it difficult and 14.7% refused or did not know what to answer.

The data recorded that most of the property owners received late rents and a significant percentage does not receive delayed rent payments from their tenants, with a large portion not receiving any rent at all. The survey also revealed that the majority of real estate owners reduced rents, subscribing to the notion that it is best to get less than nothing at all. 76% have decreased rental rates over the past three years.

  • 30.2% intend to sell some property in the next two years, while 76.4% noted they do not intend to buy property in the next two years.
  • 76.8% consider property taxes to be unfair, while 63.3% of the respondents argue that leasing property is a net loss.

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Furthermore, a long-standing trend in Greek society where investors valued more urban real estate (Athens, Thessaloniki, large urban centres) seems to have been reversed as an increasing number opt to invest in tourist areas.

Tech Leaders Show Support For Ambitious Housing Bill

Silicon Valley is facing a major housing crisis and San Francisco’s state representative, Scott Weiner, has proposed a (very) ambitious bill to allow much more construction. Now, his proposal, SB 827, has the backing of dozens of technology leaders, from Linkedin’s Reid Hoffman to Salesforce’s Marc Benioff.
“The lack of homebuilding in California imperils our ability to hire employees and grow our companies. We recognize that the housing shortage leads to displacement, crushing rent burdens, long commutes, and environmental harm, and we want to be part of the solution,” notes the letter, sent in collaboration with the pro-housing group, California YIMBY. “The housing shortage places a huge burden on workers, many of whom face punishingly long commutes and pay over half of their income on rent.”
Regular readers know that I’ve been very skeptical of past attempts to fix housing, because prior solutions didn’t go nearly far enough. San Francisco alone needs hundreds of thousands of units to make a significant dent in the cost of housing, yet many proposals only add tens of thousands over too long a timeline. Cities need to fundamentally overhaul their landscapes to have any chance at affordability for all income levels.
Weiner’s bill takes this fact seriously and removes zoning restrictions on almost the entire city of San Francisco, Oakland and many smaller suburbs dotting the bay area.  Currently, for instance, height and density restrictions make it more or less illegal to build medium-rise apartment buildings in much of San Francisco (hence why there are so few apartment buildings in the western half of the city).
SB 827 removes many of these density and height restrictions for any areas around “major” transit routes, allowing for buildings up to 45 feet around the suburban areas of San Francisco and 85 near large streets with frequent bus routes.
Tech leadership alone won’t get the bill through California’s legislature. California Governor Brown had similar support on a housing proposal to accelerate building through local approval boards, but was ultimately defeated due in no small part to labor unions who were not happy with how Brown’s bill guaranteed wages for construction workers
By Forbes

Informal sector as critical growth factor

Like the Biblical rejected stone, the informal sector of the Nigerian economy has become the head of the corner for economic growth. This is a sector that, before now, was not reckoned with as a growth index.

But all in a jiffy, both the housing sector and the mortgage system have woken from sleep discovered that this sector could be leveraged for growth. The pension fund is also in this league, though in relation to both mortgage and housing.

There is an on-going debate on the possibility of including the informal sector with its estimated N81.048 trillion annual income in a new housing fund that could be created and added to the existing Pension Commission’s (PenCom) multi-fund structure with the aim of narrowing down housing affordability gap.

This however has to happen alongside lowering of mortgage interest rate to single digit of 8- 9 percent, down from the current 22 – 25 percent commercial rate which operators charge on mortgage loans. The argument flows on the assumption that the inclusion of the informal sector operators who constitute 67.54 million of Nigeria’s 81.15 million workforce in the contributory pension scheme will lead to increased housing affordability.

In the same vein, as economic activities continue to shrink leading to loss of jobs, salary cuts and significant drop in personal income, most of the primary mortgage banks (PMBs), which are struggling with hash operating environment and rising non-performing loans (NPL), are looking to the informal sector to sustain their operations and also stimulate growth in that sector.

Low capital base coupled with the prevailing economic conditions have so impacted the operations of these banks that a good number of them are unable to meet their contractual and statutory obligations to their clients and regulators respectively.

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC), one of the regulators of the sector, was quoted as saying that the inability of as many as 15 PMBs to pay their insurance premium as at December 2016 was an unfortunate situation that put the customers at risk. “The loans and advances extended by these PMBs declined significantly by 31.87 percent to N168.96 billion in 2015”, the commission added, pointing out that 14 out of 42 PMBs failed to render returns to it while unpaid premium from nine PMBs amounted to N238.30 million the same year.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says that notwithstanding PMBs’ improved performance in the past couple of years, their loans and advances, deposit liabilities and other liabilities decreased by 6.85 percent, 5.25 per cent and 5.89 per cent to N154.46 billion, N115.77 billion and N68.06 billion, respectively, at end-December 2016 from N165.83 billion, N122.18 billion and N72.32 billion at end-June 2016.

But the operators are not resting on their oars. They are building blocks and putting measures in place to engender growth of this fledgling sector in order to increase access and affordability, and by extension, enlarge the clan of homeowners in the country.

Unbundling of mortgage origination process, further reduction in loan origination period, introduction of computerised land titling registration, land title insurance, introduction of uniform underwriting standards (UUS) for informal sector, enactment of foreclosure law, and wider public awareness for the sector are part of the push by the operators for the growth of the sector.

Mortgage is a sub-sector of the economy and the operators are saying that since the larger economy is not doing well and the mortgage sector is not insulated from what is happening in the larger economy, what is happening to them is not unexpected.

“We know what happened to oil price and the foreign exchange market. These have affected everything in the economy. In the case of oil, both the volume and the price went down. All these affected consumer purchasing power. Don’t forget that the balance sheet of the mortgage banks were not strong ab initio”, said, Ayodele Olowookere, CEO, Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc.

He stressed that the problems of the mortgage banks revolve around their small capital base and so there isn’t much they can do. “For all the money that I have, unless I raise additional capital, I don’t think I can do 1,000 mortgages. To do mortgages, you need long term funds and that is the only way you can do long term mortgages”, he said.

Udo Okonjo, vice chair/CEO, Fine and Country West Africa, agrees, emphasizing that the real core factor responsible for the slow growth in this sector is that the banks and the mortgage institutions don’t have long term funds; all they have are short term deposits. “The underlying fundamental for mortgage growth is that we have to have saving culture and large financial base because mortgages are long term funds. In an ideal world, you will be talking about 20-25 years mortgages at very low interest rate”, Okonjo added.

Technically speaking, Nigeria has no mortgage system and Okonjo reasons that the country doesn’t really have a real estate sector. “What we are doing is just scratching the surface. If we really want to create wealth through real estate which is one of the major ways the developed world creates wealth, then we have to develop and grow the mortgage sector”, she emphasised.

But the operators are not deterred. “We are here to stay and grow this sector”, Olowookere assures, revealing, “at Moluabi, we are looking at the best way to do things, especially in credit management and evaluation. We are looking at the informal sector. People in this sector are not collecting salaries, but earn huge and regular income. So, we are finding creative ways of bringing them into the net. We are also looking at new ways to raise capital by bringing in more shareholders”.

Lagos ignites new vigour against building collapse

The Southwest zone of the country had the highest record of building collapses in the last 8years, with Lagos accounting for about 134 deaths and 159 injuries.
With an average of five deaths recorded yearly in Nigeria as a result of building collapse, the incidence has become a major albatross to efforts at reducing the nation’s stipulated 23 million housing deficits.

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A survey of building collapse in 2015 showed that an average of 27 buildings caved in 14 months. Out of these, 175 deaths occurred while 427 others were injured.
A further breakdown of the survey showed that 17 of the incidents of collapsed buildings involved residential areas where an estimated death toll of 44 were recorded with over 60 victims injured while 6 occurred on church buildings with an estimated death toll of 134 and about 176 survivors injured. The remaining affected projects include; plazas and other un-completed buildings.

The Southwest zone of the country had the highest record of building collapses within the period under review with Lagos accounting for about 134 deaths and 159 injured people. The figure is without reference to the tragic incident at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which took place on September 12, 2014.

The collapse led to about 115 deaths and 131 injured. The incident is one
 out of the over 20 incidents of building collapse recorded in different parts of the country between January 2013 to September 2014.

To curtail the spate of collapsed buildings in Lagos, the state government on May 20, 2015, set up a Tribunal of Enquiry on Building Collapse headed by Mrs. Abimbola Ajayi, an architect, who made a far reaching recommendations.

The tribunal in its eight-volume report noted that 130 cases were recorded before the tribunal was inaugurated while about five buildings collapsed after it was set up.

Ajayi in the report explained that building collapses endured in the state because most building projects were handled by quacks. According to report, poor enforcement of the state’s building control law was also highlighted as a second major factor contributing to the menace.

“Crass indiscipline and gross corruption by all stakeholders have added to the problem as they have rendered the relevant laws ineffective. The 2010 Building Control Law empowers the relevant government agencies to act and stop the menace, but the system does not– because of political, cultural and administrative reasons,” the report stated.
The report also berated the passive stance of law enforcement agencies and the Ministry of Justice to arrest and prosecute violators of building control laws.

“Despite the provision for summary trial of violators and offenders in the laws examined by the Tribunal, there is no record of persons prosecuted or sanctioned for incidents of building collapse by the Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Police and any other known organ.

Although, the Lagos state government pledged strict implementation of the committee’s recommendations in the eight volume report, which led to the engagement of the services of additional 115 certified engineers and other relevant professionals in the built sector, building collapse has continued to be a recurring decimal in various part of the state”.

The incidence continued with the Lekki Garden collapse in 2016, which killed over 30 people and more others afterward particularly in 2017, with some incidences recorded in Alaba market, Ebute- Metta, Lagos Island, Agege, Isolo and Abesan areas of Lagos state.

To permanently stamped out the menace, the Lagos state government has ignited a new vigour through the establishment of the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The General Manager of the agency, Nurudeen Shodeinde, in an interview with The Guardian explained that the state has adopted a number of strategies to ensure a zero collapse in the year and in future.

According to him, one of the strategies is the introduction of the whistle blowing policy, where residents are encouraged to alert the agency of any defective or distressed building through dedicated telephone number, demolishing of buildings belonging to recalcitrant developers, prosecutions, publication of names of recalcitrant contravenors to show life examples of government’s resolve to solve the problem. He said government is going to come hard on contravenor to caution people who preferred to live in comfort zone of illegalities.

“ Sometimes, government is slow in enforcing its policy, but in 2018, we are coming out heavy on recalcitrant developers. We will give them enough time but if they continue in illegality, we will bring down the building. We cannot continue to waste resources to make people think straight, enforcement is going to be heavy; we want developers to build safe structures. We are tired of being blamed on what is not our concern so we will bringing down buildings before they collapse”, he stated.

The new vigour, he said, is anchored on the fact that building collapse is not a normal occurrence and should not happen if every stakeholder in the built environment to do their jobs.

“Building collapse when the necessary steps are not followed, when quacks are used as workmen and professionals, and substandard materials used in order to save a few naira and when the chips are down, the developers lose ultimately, leading to loss of lives at times. If developers get professional consultants, seek permits and work with relevant agencies like LASBCA before they start their construction, building collapse will not occur”, Shodeinde noted.

LASBCA, he said, has a duty to work with developers in the state through all stages of building to ensure that they test the quality of their materials periodically, ensure safe, sound, sustainable and durable delivery of projects. He stressed that the final resting point should be the issuance of certificate of completion, which gives the sign that the building is built for purpose, secured, sustainable and liveable .

“LASBCA hindsight is to monitor the state especially anywhere there is ongoing construction, to serve notices, ask discerning questions, and encourage the use of professionals and integrity test on new and structurally defective buildings”.

“We are poised to bring recalcitrant developers into compliance. If you got approval for two floors and you have resources to build ground floor, you need to revalidate the approval before you can build the up floors and test should be done to see if your existing building can carry extra loads”, he said.

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