The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has declared war on manufacturers of substandard building materials in order to curb rising trend of building collapse across the country.
The Acting Director General of the SON, Dr. Paul Angya, disclosed this in Abuja when the executive members of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) visited him.
Angya promised to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) in a bid to fight the current wave of production and sale of substandard building material.
Angya said that the increasing rate of building collapse in the country was worrisome and called on the Institute to see themselves as partners in the development of Nigeria in terms of quality and standards.
He informed the Institute of an existing Task Force in SON, and invited them to join SON to fight and instil discipline in the build industry, particularly the Iron and Steel sector.