Nigeria, few weeks back experienced a school building collapse in Lagos State which saw some pupil killed in the process.
Few days after the school building collapse there was also a building collapse in Ibadan, Oyo state.
In respect to the building collapse in Lagos and Ibadan, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu on Tuesday set up a nine-man committee to investigate the caused of the building collapse.
Ogbonnaya stated that the committee inaugurated has two weeks to carry out their duty and provide effective recommendations.
In his statement he stated that the incidences of building collapse have become huge source of concern to Nigerians, especially professionals in the construction industry.
He said, “the impact of building collapse affects the entire human fabric, causing psychological trauma, loss of lives and properties and government revenue.”
“Also, citizens will be rendered homeless and some victims suffer permanent disabilities.”
“Hence, there is urgent need to stop this ugly trend by investigating the root causes and making appropriate recommendations.”
The chairman of the Nine-man committee, Prof. Samson Duna stated that the committee would work hard to provide effective recommendations.
He said that “on behalf of the committee, I wish to assure you that with the calibre of professionals in the committee, we will do a thorough job.”
“We will ensure that we get to the root causes of the problem and proffer practical and implementable solutions that will go a long way to forestall future occurrence.”
He commended the Minister for the efforts toward impacting positively in the areas of Research and Development.
Source: Naija News