President Muhammadu Buhari has said that all those who cut corners that resulted in building collapse in the country should be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.
President Buhari gave this warning on Tuesday while receiving the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the recent building collapse demands urgent adherence to quality standards. He said:
“However, the recent tragic incident in Lagos and many others across the country, reminds us of the need to strictly adhere to quality standards when it comes to construction projects.
“Young innocent lives must never be lost due to incompetence and greed. Simply put, no corners must be cut.
“l want to assure you that those responsible for such incidents of professional negligence will feel the full wrath of the law.”
He encouraged NIQS to always ensure every building constructed meet the required standard, as his administration would not leave any component of the country untouched.