According to "PEOPLES GAZETTE", Ekpeyong Ekpeyong, the Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Builders (NIOB), Cross River state, says the Ikoyi building collapse should move the National Assembly to consider the speedy passage of a building code for the nation.
On November 1, 2021, at about 3:00 Pm, a 21 Storey high- rise on 20 Gerald Road, Ikoyi collapsed, killing dozens of people, mostly construction workers.
In reaction to the news, a group of lawyers, after the Last Annual Ground Meeting (AGM) of the institute, decided to offer free services to the institute, in a bid to check quackery in the system.
Quoting From Ekpeyong's Own Statement As Related To The News:
"From the rubbles of the collapsed building, it's clear that the materials are substandard, the foundation poorly done, and there was poor supervision, which brings me to the question, "were professionals employed?"
"Sometime ago, I kept on shouting about the construction of shops in the market here in calabar, until somebody listened, and they started adding pillars to the structures."
In my opinion, the regulatory bodies have not been doing their jobs, and this is giving room for quacks to pose as professionals.
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