Commissioner urges building professionals to flush out quacks

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ANIFOWOSE Abiola, Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State has called on professionals in the construction industry to collaborate to enable them flush out quacks in the industry. Abiola made the call at the closing of the 2017 Builders’ Conference /Annual General Meeting organised by the Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB), Lagos Chapter, on Friday in Lagos. The theme of the Conference is ‘’Regulatory Authorities: Panacea for Project Delivery in Lagos State.’’ He also said that there was need for all professionals in the industry to come together to move the industry forward. According to him, team work is more rewarding and remains the only way operators in the industry can make remarkable growth and be able to flush out lots of quacks operating in the industry. “Through collaboration, we can flush out quacks dominating the industry. “Therefore, let’s work as family, be it an Architect, Surveyor or Builder, there is need for collaboration, support and assistance from one another other,” Abiola said. Mr Kenneth Nduka, President of NIOB, identified specialisation as key to successful operation of the professionals in the construction industry. Nduka said that the industry would record more growth if the various professional bodies in the profession could specialise on their area of job description. According to him, the construction industry is wide enough to accommodate all operators in the profession without any encroachment. “It is high time; every professional maintained his/her area of job description. There are enough job opportunities for all professionals in the industry to operate,” he said. Nduka, however, called for government’s support for the builders to enhance their operational capacity. He also said that there was need for government to intervene by providing environment that enable effective operation of the professionals. Nduka stressed the need for the engagement of professional as a major step toward preventing incidence of building collapse in the state. (NAN) – Oct 27, 2017 @ 15:08 GMT |

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