Building Collapse: Committee recommends urban, regional planning tribunal
The Inter-ministerial Committee setup by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has recommended the establishment of a functional Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal to deal with violations of building environment across the country.
The committee also recommended that an Executive Bill on National Building Code should be forwarded to the National Assembly for passage to regulate the conduct and operation of professionals and stakeholders in the construction industry.
Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Samson Duna, while submitting its report to the minister, said frequent re-occurrence of collapse building in the country has become a national embarrassment, with huge investments and valuables lost.
Onu said it is government’s responsibility to ensure that human lives are secured, adding that the anguish and sorrow experienced by Nigerians due to building collapse should not be allowed to continue.