CORBON Issues a Warning Against Unqualified Practices in Building Construction
In a bid to address concerns over structural integrity in construction projects, the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) has issued a call to action, urging Nigerians to safeguard their investments
by exclusively employing registered builders for their housing ventures.
CORBON has refuted claims that the engineer allegedly responsible for the collapse of a four-story building in Uyo was a registered builder. The Registrar and Secretary to the council, Adetunji Adeniran, emphasized that no licensed professional builders have been associated with the management of collapsed buildings anywhere in the country.
"Building is a regulated profession under CORBON, established by an Act of the National Assembly, CAP B13 LFN 2002 (formerly Decree 45 of 1989)," Adeniran stated. "CORBON possesses the authority to define the qualifications of a builder, regulate every aspect of the building profession, and maintain a register of licensed builders in Nigeria."
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Adeniran clarified that after conducting a comprehensive review of the builders' registry, established in accordance with Sections 8 (1), (2) and 9 (1), (2) of the Builders Registration Act CAP 8.13 LFN 2004, the name Felix Anietie Udo was not found in the list of licensed builders authorized to practice in Nigeria as of September 5, 2023.
He further stated, "The council extends its full support and commitment to cooperate in the prosecution of the individual implicated in this case. The Builders Registration Act stipulates that any individual who, without valid registration, practices as a builder for profit or uses any title or description implying lawful authorization to practice as a registered builder, is in violation of the law and will be subject to legal consequences."
Adeniran emphasized CORBON's dedication to partnering with government agencies in the fight against quackery within the profession and urged authorities to pursue the prosecution of Felix Aniebie Udo in accordance with the provisions of the Builders Registration Act.
Source: The Guardian NG