THE Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has called on the Lagos State government to enact a law that requires periodic monitoring and deformation study of buildings that are above two floors and specifically high rise structures.
Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos State Branch, Olukolade Kasim stated this at 17th Annual Adekunle Kukoyi Memorial Lecture. It had as theme: Why are Nigerians hurting and lamenting, 61 years after Independence?”
Speaking further, he pointed out that the proposed law on building collapse in the state would ensure not only the safety of lives and property, but also restore investors confidence in the real estate sector as it contributes significantly to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state.
He canvassed the need for professionals to be engaged in construction and the elimination quacks and the strengthening of regulations to deter non-compliance.
Earlier, a guest lecturer, Brig.-General Larinde Laoye enjoined Nigerians to preach moral values, support the government, tow the path of decency, unity and stop blame games. He canvassed an urgent and proactive approach to addressing national issues