Expert Lists Factor Responsible For Building Collapse

The President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild, Kunle Awobodu on Thursday said the frequent collapse of building in the country is “an aberration that has dented … Continue reading Expert Lists Factor Responsible For Building Collapse


The President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild, Kunle Awobodu on Thursday said the frequent collapse of building in the country is “an aberration that has dented the image of construction professionals in Nigeria.”

Mr Awobodu, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, one of the major problems with buildings in Nigeria is that owners of structures do not conduct soil test before commencement of construction work.

The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South west zone, Ibrahim Farinloye had on Wednesday confirmed to Channels Television that about 36 deficient buildings in Lagos have been reported to them.

In the video below, Mr Awobodu listed some other factors responsible for collapse of building and what the government, construction professionals and individual property owners can do to prevent building collapse.