Stakeholders Call For Punitive Laws Against Building Collapse

The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has revealed that at least 62 catastrophes from building collapse was recorded in 2022, causing 84 deaths and injuring 113 persons, with Lagos state leading. This is even as stakeholders have called for punitive laws to curb the menace in Lagos state.

The chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), IKeja, Seyi Olawumi, at a press conference on Tuesday, in Lagos, averred that the frequency of building collapse in Lagos state is deeply troubling, resulting in the loss of lives, properties and economic resources.

This has left an indelible mark on the community and it is high time that stakeholders come together to find solutions and enforce stringent punitive laws that will deter negligent building practices, Olawumi posited.

To this end, Olawumi disclosed that NBA and the BCPG will be holding an advocacy programme on Wednesday, 25th of October, 2023, at the…

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