Building Collapse: Ogun Govt. Warns Plank Sellers Against Substandard Products - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Building Collapse: Ogun Govt. Warns Plank Sellers Against Substandard Products

Ogun State Government has read a Riot-act to Plank Sellers dealing in substandard products capable of exposing lives and property to danger to desist from such act, or be ready to face full wrath of the law 

The warning was coming on the heels of the recent  collapsed of a 21-storey building in Lagos, during several lives were lost  

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Tunji Odunlami  issued the warning on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the state capital during a meeting with members of Ogun State Plank Sellers and Sawmills Association, saying that there is a law which prohibits the use of substandard planks on site.

Odunlami stressed the need to investigate where substandard planks emanated from and put a stop to it, explaining that the Ogun State Building Production Management Authority (OGBPMA) is saddled with the responsibility of monitoring quality of materials used in construction.

“We discovered the reduction in the dimension of planks sold in the State, which does not conform with the National building Code and we cannot allow it to continue", the Commissioner said.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry, Mr. Adebola Benson appreciated the timely intervention of the government, calling for a joint fight against the menace of using substandard materials for building to prevent crises in the future.

Responding, the Chairman, Sawmills Association, Lafenwa branch, Evangelist Yemi Shorinola lauded the efforts of the Ministry at ensuring that due process is followed in the built environment, assuring of the association's readiness to do the needful in ensuring that required standard were met.

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