By MUSA DISO
The chairman, Nigeria Institute of Building, Kano State Chapter, BLDR Musbahu M. Gana, has identified lack of professionalism as bane of building failure in Nigeria according to him building is said to have failed when one or more element of its constituent cannot perform the original function proficiently due to the malfunction that may lead to collapse.
Gana who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen during 1st National Building Day celebration held at Murtala Muhammad Library Kano, recently, pointing out that most building collapsed were found to be constructed with low quality building materials, incompetent craftmen rather than professional while the existing building codes meant to guide builders were rendered ineffective because of lack of political will.
He said Nigerian institute of builders in collaboration with the Nigerian government have took some proactive measures to prevent building collapse in the country by introducing intensive training in building technology which involves knowledge acquisition in various aspect of building spaningfrom foundation to roofing saying that the federal government has approved the establishmentof building department in 27 universities and 56 polytechnics across the country.
He re-iterated that 13th March, 2020 marks the Maiden Builders Day in Nigeria which is organized by the Nigerian Institute of Building for the promotion of standard building construction and prevent building collapses.
He said professional builders must take their rightful place as the manager of the building production and construction processes in all building projects and strive to meet the expectation of Nigerian people in the constant and successful delivery of quality, affordable, safe, and durable building.