Stakeholders seek legal backing for building code
Stakeholders in the building and construction sector have called on the Federal Government to give legal backing to the National Building Code.
The national building code which came into force in 2006 had been accepted by all stakeholders but had yet to receive legal backing.
The stakeholders in a communiqué issued at the end of the second Lafarge National dialogue series said that the building code should be forwarded without further delay to the National Assembly for consideration and passage.
This, according to them would help to achieve the desired sanity and safety in the building industry.
The second Lafarge National dialogue series with theme “Building collapse: An assessment of building practices in Nigeria and the imperative for sustainable construction,” is geared towards addressing the spate of building collapse in the country.
In the communique, they said incidents of building collapse have remained prevalent despite continued efforts by various professional bodies in the building industry and at various tiers of government.