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  • Updated: December 06, 2022

Science Minister Blames Indiscipline For Incessant Building Collapse

Science Minister Blames Indiscipline For Incessant Building

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora has condemned the continuous building collapse in the country while blaming the collapse on indiscipline among building professionals.

The Minister stated this on Tuesday at a special seminar on building collapse, with the theme “Review of Building Collapse in Nigeria, A Critical Outlook and The Way Forward”, organised by the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), in Abuja.

He said there is a high level of indiscipline across the board in the system which must be addressed to end the unfortunate development in the country.

For him, the nation cannot develop under indiscipline and called on all professionals in the building sector to go beyond laws by applying their professional ethics where members default to deter others from the strong things.

"We must address indiscipline among professionals in the building sector. The easiest thing to do is to make a law, it is the implementation that is difficult. Because of incessant building collapse, our professional builders must rise up to their duties. It is the duty of various professional bodies to ensure their defaulting members are punished,” he said.

Adeleke, who commended NBRRI for consistently organising educative and informative forums on building collapse for stakeholders in the road and built-environment construction, the academia, Research Institutes, professional bodies, Industry and Government called for increased funding for research and development to move the nation from resource to knowledge-based economy.

He urged NBRRI not to rest on its oars but strive more towards addressing other critical issues that are begging for solutions in the road and building sectors of the Nigerian economy, assuring that the  Ministry as a parent Ministry of NBRRI will continue to support the Institute towards achieving its vision, mission and mandates which are designed to make it a research centre of global repute and standard.

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