DG GOGIS Visits NASS Complex, Attends Stakeholders’ Engagement

presents a paper on the menace of building collapse

In the capacity as a key stakeholder in land administration and board member, Gombe State Urban Planning and Development Authority, the Director-General of Gombe Geographic Information Systems (GOGIS), Dr Kabiru Usman Hassan has today on an official visit attended a meeting with the relevant regulatory bodies and stakeholders in the building sector, to find a solution to the menace of building collapse in Nigeria.

The meeting was organized by the Federal House of Representatives, Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning, and took place at the National Assembly Complex, Three-Arm Zone, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The House deliberated on the need to curb the menace of building collapse across the country, thereby resolving to invite the relevant authority in the building sector across the country to offer their professional guidance on how the country will see the end of this menace.

The Director-General represented the State and further highlighted the various causes of buildings collapse in the country and some of the steps that Gombe State has put in place to address the problem of buildings collapse in the State.

He recommended that, “the government at all levels should evolve the right policy framework for transformative urban development especially with regards to quality control at the construction stages of buildings.”

“More awareness campaigns should be carried out by the three tiers of government and their agencies on the need for compliance with the appropriate building regulations (e.g. among contractors, professionals, stakeholders, and the general public) and the danger associated with their non-compliance/evasion.”