The Department of Development Control Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Building experts have met to address circumstances including building collapse, undeveloped land, and abandoned buildings.
Mukhtar Galadima, Director of Development Control, told journalists during a meeting with representatives of professional organizations on Wednesday that the Administration was worried about ending conditions that contribute to subpar projects.
Working with professionals outside the Department, he said, will help strengthen supervision.
According to Galadima: “As a responsible organization we have to be proactive in addressing the cases of building collapse, we have to work with professional bodies that are regulating agencies.
“We are exchanging views on how to stop the menace of building collapse in the Federal Capital Territory.
“The meeting will help us to constitute a committee that will be making suggestions on tackling the issues, even in the past but this time around we are going to expand it.
“We are going to make it a continuous engagements, discussion and supervision. It will help us share responsibility as well as functionality”
Galadima disclosed that the committee which will soon be constituted will also examine issues surrounding abandoned structures and undeveloped plots and come up with solutions.
Meanwhile, Engr Cyril Nwafor, who represented the President Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), urged the National Assembly to implement the recommendations sent to the house in 2010.
He listed the recommendations to include the involvement of only registered professionals to handle projects, the discipline of those behind failed projects.
Other professional bodies at the meeting are the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and many others.