Lagos – The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called on the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of the Health and Safety Bill to check the menace of building collapse in the country.
The call was made during the third Quantity Surveyors Job fair in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where Obafemi Onashile, president of the Institute disclosed that the Bill would take care of all activities in the construction sites including all aspects of safety and quality in building and construction works for the public, private and government institutions.
Onashile stated that building collapse could be checked and controlled if government enacts laws on safety and health in building and construction works.
“That is the only way building collapse can be checked and controlled. We have put up a proposal on safety and health to the National Assembly on the need to enact a law that would check incessant building collapse across the country. We have packaged the proposal and if the bill is passed into law it will cover all aspects of safety and quality in building and construction works for the public, private and government institutions.”
According to the NIQS president, the job fair in Port Harcourt, was the third in the series; he added that it was stress free and cost effective for employers to employ competent and qualified surveyors through the platform; And that about 200 job seekers and 30 employers attended the fair.
Meanwhile, Nyesom Wike, who was represented by Alagbo George Kelly, his special adviser on project, stated that the state government saved N10billion from various projects through prudent and effective costing.
SOURCE: Independent – https://independent.ng/niqs-tasks-national-assembly-on-safety-bill/