The Chairman, Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Chief Francis Mmegbuanaeze, has called on the Federal Government to
enforce building regulations to end incidences of building collapse in the country.
Chief Mmegbuanaeze, made the call while speaking with journalists in Awka, on ways to avert building collapse in Nigeria.
Chief Mmegbuanaeze, who expressed worry over the recurring cases of building collapse in the country, urged the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to come up with sanctions, against offenders to serve as a deterrent to prospective developers.
The lawmaker blamed causes of building collapse in Nigeria on the use of non-professionals for building construction.
On his part, the Member representing Orumba North Constituency, Mr Romanus Obi called on state governments to stop developers from erecting structures on flood channels, and refuse dump sites.
Mr Obi also commended Governor Willie Obiano for enforcing building code in the state which has arrested building collapse in the state.
On his part, a quantity surveyor, Sir Isaiah Eze-Ezika, also stressed the need for the use of professionals in the building sector to reduce the incidences of building collapse in the country.
Sir Isaiah also urged appropriate agencies to be alive to their responsibilities in order to allay fears collapse of buildings had instilled in the minds of people that occupy buildings even after construction.