The Oyo State House of Assembly has promised to give necessary support in terms of Legislative framework to all efforts aimed at addressing and reducing incidences of building collapse in the state.
The state legislature has also pledged to work with the Nigerian Institute of Building, Oyo state chapter towards enacting the state-building collapse bill.
While hosting the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Building led by its Chairman, Builder Dr Ayobami Adepade in his office, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin gave the assurance.
Hon Ogundoyin decried the rising cases of building collapse in the country and stressed that construction of buildings had become an all-comers affair.
The Chairman Oyo State House of Assembly Committee on Lands, Housing and Survey, Hon Adeola Bamidele in his remarks at the meeting said such legal support and collaboration would help in putting an end to the use of non-professionals in building and construction activities.
Giving an assurance that the proposal submitted by the Institute on the enactment of the Oyo State Building Collapse Bill will be looked into.
The Chairman Nigerian Institute of Building, Builder Dr. Ayobami Akinpade while presenting the proposal said it became imperative to enable the state to come up with timely and proactive measures to put an end to building collapse.
Dr. Akinpade noted that the proposal would help the Oyo State House of Assembly, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning and other stakeholders in Oyo State in coming up with an acceptable legal framework to address the menace.
He also advised the Oyo State Government to organize an interactive forum for all stakeholders in the building industry on how to review building production and control processes.