NSE to com­mence struc­ture au­dit­ing in Anam­bra

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

The Nige­rian So­ci­ety of En­gi­neers (NSE), Anam­bra State chap­ter, has said it would soon em­bark on a com­pre­hen­sive au­dit of build­ings within the state.

The state chair­man, Ed­mond Nkalu, dis­closed this at the week­end, in Awka. He said the mea­sure was to iden­tify the quacks in the pro­fes­sion and de­fec­tive struc­tures for im­me­di­ate re­moval to avert re­cur­rence of build­ing col­lapse.

He said the state gov­ern­ment was deeply con­cerned about the at­ti­tude of some de­vel­op­ers not build­ing in ac­cor­dance with the rel­e­vant build­ing rules.

“When­ever we dis­cover a de­fec­tive struc­ture, we will serve all rel­e­vant statu­tory no­tices and in no time seal off the build­ing and ap­peal to oc­cu­pants to va­cate the dis­tressed build­ings for safety rea­sons," he added.

He fur­ther said that the body would soon com­mence pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign to sen­si­tize res­i­dents on the im­por­tance of strict ad­her­ence to plan­ning and build­ing reg­u­la­tions as part of its re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards pro­tect­ing lives of the cit­i­zenry.

Nkanu warned that no defaulter would be spared as they would be brought to book in ac­cor­dance with rel­e­vant laws.

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