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‘Building collapse kills 3,235 persons in 12 years’


No fewer than 3,235 persons were killed, 252 building collapsed and N3.5 billion lost between 2007 and 2018 in the country.

Head of Construction Management Unit, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Abuja, Paul Oke, disclosed this in Gombe yesterday.

He said buildings collapse were both natural and manmade disasters due to poor supervision and lack of using certified materials among other things.


He urged professional bodies to always do due diligence on their members to ensure that they delivered quality work that was up to standard.

“A contractor and developer need to concentrate time and resources on these sectors to accomplish set goals for the client and organisation against building collapse,” he said.

Oke added that it was important to always abide by building codes and national standard to eliminate building collapse in the country and advised members of the public to engage professionals and use standard materials for construction of houses.

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