Building collapse: FG warns tertiary institutions against shoddy constructions, incompetent contractors

The recent building collapse in some tertiary institutions’ campus has not gone unnoticed, as the Federal Government cautioned heads of Universities and Polytechnics against building shoddy structures and engagement of incompetent contractors to execute projects in the nation’s institutions.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, made this remarkat his investiture as the new President of Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).

He stated that he was ashamed associating with some of the buildings on campuses of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Echono, however, said there has been a tremendous improvement in the quality of buildings across public tertiary institutions since he came on board as Permanent Secretary of the education ministry.

He also pledged to galvanise efforts towards tackling the problem of incessant building collapse in Nigeria.

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