Engage civil engineers to avoid buildings collapse — Ebube
A member of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, Joshua Egube, has urged governments at all level and organisations to always engage the services of civil engineers in the constructions of buildings to avoid the collapse of houses in the country.
Speaking with The Guardian in Asaba, Ebube said as the nation prosper, civil engineers will have more to do for the country by deliberately encouraging and engaging themselves to do better jobs.
He said with optimism that when civil engineers are engaged, building collapse will be history in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Egube who received an outstanding award from the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Bwari Branch, said the practice is large tied to the financial prosperity of any country, and since Nigeria is poor in term of finance, it, therefore, cannot undertake infrastructures.
He said, “When a country starts going down economically, it will not able to do many things again. Nigeria is poor in term of finance, though not intellectually poor.
“The practice of engineering to large extent is a tie to the financial prosperity of that country.
“Civil engineering drives the growth of infrastructure. For example, a country like China, have done a lot in infrastructures and that is because of the prosperity that is going on in that country.”