Why Culpable Individuals over Building Collapse Should Be Prosecuted, By Fashola


Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Thursday called for the prosecution of builders found culpable in building collapse incidents in any part of the country, describing such action as the only way to send a strong message to builders to comply with the national building standards.

Speaking in his office in Abuja while hosting members of the National Building Code Advisory Committee who paid him a courtesy visit, Fashola said where an investigation has been concluded in any event of building collapse and someone was found not to have complied to any of the building standards, such a person should be prosecuted as an example to others.

Expressing regrets that there has been little or no prosecution of any person after an investigation has been concluded over a collapsed building, the minister said: “I think that we have come to a point where after each unfortunate collapse we…

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