The sad reality of Nigerian building collapses as a result of substandard building materials

Nigeria Building Collapse

The spates of building collapse in Nigeria have over time assumed a very worrisome state as many lives have been lost and huge properties/investments wasted.

The incessant building collapse in Nigeria is posing serious challenges to all citizens, including those in the built environment, governments, consultants, landlords, and users of the building.

Several factors have been traced to be the cause of the reoccurring building collapse in Nigeria, such as the use of quack engineers, ignorance from the engineers, clients’ financial constraints,  selfish interest, non-enforcement of building codes or construction regulations, ignorance, and negligence from the relevant authorities in charge of regulating construction industry, amongst others.

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