NBA, BCPG Unite To Tackle Building Collapse in Lagos

The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) has partnered with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja, to launch an advocacy programme aimed at curbing building collapses in Lagos and Nigeria.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, and will educate Nigerians on the dangers of building collapses in Lagos and how to prevent them.

During a conference in Ikeja, Lagos, Mr Oluseyi Olawumi, the Chairman of the NBA Ikeja branch, announced that several prominent speakers have been invited to participate in the one-day event.

The keynote speaker will be human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana. Other speakers include Dr Olawale Banmore, and Architect Gbolahan Oki, QS. Ayuba Akere, Dr Bamidele Onalaja, and other seasoned experts.

They will discuss the topic, “Building Collapse and Application of Punitive Laws in Lagos State”.

Bldr. Mrs Zulaikha Iyabode Bolarinwa, the Coordinator of BCPG Ikeja cell, explained that the guild was formed 15 years ago by professionals who were concerned about the high rate of building collapses in Lagos State and Nigeria.

She emphasized that while laws are crucial, enforcement is equally important. She further highlighted that the frequency of building collapses has increased due to a lack of punitive measures.




Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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