Building collapse symbolises governance failure
Recent data compiled by the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), an advocacy group, which revealed that Nigeria had 43 building collapses in 2019 should not be ignored at this time.
Lagos building Collapse: NIOB, BCPG seek demolition of distressed structures
A three-storey building located at 95 Cemetry Street, directly opposite Ebute Metta Comprehensive Health Centre, Lagos, collapsed yesterday with two people trapped.
Kudos, knocks over amended Lagos Land Use Charge Act
Although details of the amendment to the Lagos Land Use Charge (LUC) Law 2018, is still sketchy, the recommendations by members of the Lagos State House of Assembly to amend the act has continued to elicit reactions among major stakeholders in the state. The amendment, which came about 20 months after the 2018 law generated…
Guild seeks proactive action against building collapse
Piqued by the seemingly government’s helplessness on tackling incidence of building collapses in Lagos, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has called for a proactive action against building failure in the country.
Experts urge caution, want emergency provision for owners/residents of demolished buildings
It appears building collapse in the country has come to stay, especially in Lagos State where a year rarely passes without structures caving in and wasting...
People-friendly, cheaper approvals will end building collapse, experts tell Lagos goernment
Professionals in the building construction industry have urged the Lagos State government to reduce building permit fees, make approval process less cumbersome and shorten the time frame. They said it was critical for government to toe this line, as it would end incidences of building collapse in the state since the process for approval would…
Stakeholders urge audit of Lagos distressed buildings
Flustered by the unfortunate loss of lives in a three-storey building that collapsed in Central Lagos last week, experts in the built environment have made case for the review of all identified distressed buildings in the state. They argued that since government is in possession of the list of such buildings, an audit process should…
Group seeks audit of Yinka Ayefele’s demolished property
The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) Oyo State Chapter, has warned against the continue use of the partly demolished building in the state which houses a radio station belonging to ace broadcaster and musician, Yinka Ayefele . The group called for a comprehensive Environmental Impact Audit (EIA) on the building together with required Health, Safety…
BCPG tasks artisans on safety in construction sites
To curb death of building artisans on construction site, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) Lagos State Chapter in collaboration with Lagos State Safety Commission...
Building guild warns on decline in construction craftsmen competency
In a renewed effort to reduce the spate of unsatisfactory works in building production across the country, members of Building Collapse Prevention Guild Ikorodu Cell have asked...
BCPG advocates zero tolerance for building collapse
Following cases of building collapse, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has restated its commitment to attain a zero per cent tolerance in Lagos State.The Chairman of Lagos State branch of BCPG, Mr. Yinka Ogunseye, made the assertion at a workshop organised by Ikoyi-Obalande BCPG Cell in Lagos State.