Minister of Housing and Urban Development, NIOB Collaborate to Curb Building Collapses in Nigeria

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) have joined forces to tackle the issue of building collapses in Nigeria.

Minister of Housing, Ahmed Dangiwa, and NIOB’s National President, Alderton Ewa, recently met in Abuja to discuss this pressing problem.

Dangiwa expressed concern over the frequent building collapses in the country, considering the presence of qualified professionals in the building industry. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and builders to ensure sustainable development, aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda.

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Ewa reiterated NIOB’s commitment to partnering with the ministry. They discussed key areas for action, including the successful implementation of Renewed Hope Cities and Estates, addressing the high cost of building materials, ensuring land availability, and facilitating accessible financing.

The meeting also highlighted the Builders’ Day 2024 event, which aims to advocate against building collapses and promote adherence to standards and regulations in construction projects. As a gesture of recognition, the minister was decorated as an honorary fellow of NIOB.

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This collaboration between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and NIOB is a significant step towards improving the building sector and enhancing housing quality in Nigeria.

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