‘Abuja still in its first, second phases of development’
Following the recent collapse of a high-rise structure in Lagos, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has called on Lagos State Government to enact a law that requires periodic deformation study and monitoring of all buildings above two floors.
This, NIS Chairman, Lagos State Branch, Olukolade Kasim, said would ensure not only the safety of lives and property but also restore investors confidence in the real estate sector as it contributes significantly to the state’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
Kasim, who spoke at the 17th yearly Adekunle Kukoyi Memorial lecture, said the institution would continue to celebrate the late surveyor, as he remains a beacon for the surveying profession and the larger society.
He said the lectures’ themes over the years, cut across issues affecting the society, including leadership, good governance, integrity, socio-economic development among others, thanking past lecturers, who had contributed to making the series successful.
The guest lecturer, Brigadier General Larinde Laoye, urged Nigerians to eschew bitterness and blame games to ensure the restoration of the country.
He also asked them to shun corruption and support the government’s programmes as well as toe the path of decency and unity to address issues affecting the country.
Laoye, who spoke on “Why Are Nigerians Hurting And Lamenting, Sixty One Years After Independence?” to honour the famous surveyor, who died on January 10, 2002, at the age of 73.