FG queries ce­ment mak­ers over ris­ing prices

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Nige­rian Build­ing and Road Re­search In­sti­tute (NBRRI) Prof Dan­ladi Matawal yes­ter­day queried ce­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers for the ris­ing cost of the prod­uct in the last three months, say­ing it was un­ac­cept­able.

Speak­ing at the sec­ond La­farge Na­tional di­a­logue se­ries on build­ing col­lapses in Abuja yes­ter­day, Prof Matawal said there were no jus­ti­fi­able rea­sons for ce­ment prices to go up by 25 per­cent within two to three months.

The con­fer­ence with theme “Build­ing col­lapse: An as­sess­ment of build­ing prac­tices in Nigeria and the im­per­a­tive for sus­tain­able con­struc­tion” was at­tended by stake­hold­ers in the build­ing con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

He said: “in the last two to three months, the prices of ce­ment have shot up by 25 per­cent. We can­not ac­cept a 50kg of ce­ment to go up from N1600 to N2500.”

The NBRRI boss said build­ing col­lapses were not as a re­sult of qual­ity of ce­ment but poor ap­pli­ca­tion by the fi­nal users and block mak­ers, say­ing the ques­tion of qual­ity of the 32.5 grade ce­ment and that of 42.5 must be laid to rest while the con­sumers are al­lowed to make their choices.

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