Lagos, 09 November, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the collapse of a 21-storey building that reportedly killed at least 44 people in Lagos city, a Catholic Archbishop has called for the close monitoring of those involved in Nigeria’s construction industry in view of ending unprofessionalism, including the use of inferior materials.
In a November 6 report, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins described incidents of the storey-building that collapsed November 1, leading to deaths in Nigeria’s Lagos State, as “alarming”.
Such monitoring, Archbishop Adewale said, will further eliminate what he referred to as unprofessional practices often associated with the practitioners of the industry.
Making reference to the recent incident, the Nigerian Archbishop said that the unfortunate incident and other similar cases could have been avoided if there were proper regulations and strict monitoring by the relevant supervisory authorities.
The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese further called on the regulatory agencies to “reject the culture of compromise on standards which ultimately undermines the integrity of buildings and results in avoidable death and injury.”