The Nigerian Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola has tasked the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) to source for remedies to the incessant cases of building collapse in the country.
Fashola, SAN, while inaugurating the Seventh Council of CORBON, said professionalism would be needed more in the journey of nation building, also urging them to imbibe professionalism and ensure that ethics guiding the profession were upheld.
“The first thing you need to note and desire is expertise, are you an expert indeed or by title alone? If you are really an expert, why do buildings fall down? The Minister asked.
“I know you are not the only players in the building sector so I am not putting the blame on you alone. But you have a role to play.
“As a professional body, you should know every subject in your area, be masters of the game and a controller of the skills, if you use your skills well you will not have unusual results.
“Is that happening, is it happening consistently? Even if it is, can we improve, why should we be contented with the low bar, are you raising the bar?
“Being a professional means that you are moral and we are ethical, so a professional always does the right thing. Will you do the right thing no matter the circumstances you find yourself in”? Asked Fashola.
He further urged them not to compromise the ethics of the profession and not allow religion, tribe or any factor to have influence over their operations.