In his remarks, the Chairman of the committee and the Acting Director-General/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NBRRI
, Professor Samson Duna, noted that the impact of collapse building affected entire human fabrics, causing psychological trauma, loss of lives and properties, loss of government revenue, with victims being rendered homeless apart from suffering permanent disabilities
The data were generated from Statistical Bulletin of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Central Bank of Nigeria, 2015), and relevant publications of FMLHUD, FCTA, FHA, FMWH, FMBN, NBRRI
The four-bedroom bungalow was constructed by one of the agencies under the supervision of Dr Onu- the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) using its low-cost housing technology.
On the entourage of the minister were top government officials including the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Professor Stephen Ocheni; representative of the Minister of Health, Director General, Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency, Dr Sam Etatuvie; representative of the Director-General, NBRRI among others.
The minister said his ministry would give the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI
) enough support in its quest to embark on the necessary research and innovation needed to help build high quality and less expensive roads and houses in the country.
Besides, they also enjoined the minister to ensure that local building materials are used for thehousing project, adding that efficient building technologies from the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI
) should be engaged, this they said is capable of bringing down prices of thehousing units and make them affordable.