Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, multinational and manufacturer of Elephant Cement will be organising a National Dialogue to address and profer solutions to the rising cases of collapsed buildings in the country.
With the theme "Building Safe, Living Safe, Curbing the Menance of Collapsed Buildings", it is scheduled to be held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday, November 25, 2010. The Forum is organised in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Housing, Land and Urban Development and the Federal Ministry of Commerce and industry.
The Company's Head of Communications, Mrs. Temitope Oguntokun, said on this occasion: "The phenomenon of collapsed buildings has been a source of concern to well-meaning Nigerians. As a reputable organisation with top priority for Health and Safety, we consider the organisation of this Forum as our social contribution to the Building Industry and the Nigerian society at large - especially at this memorable landmark of Lafarge WAPCO's 50th Anniversary of Cement production."
The session is targeted at operators within the Building Industry, Regulatory Authorities, Professional Bodies, Artisans, Government, Business Leaders and Multi-Lateral Agencies in Nigeria.
Notable speakers will be available to address critical issues surrounding the incessant collapse of buildings within the country and importantly, develop a framework to stop this unfortunate trend. Speakers at the event include, Engineer Victor Oyenuga, President, Nigeria Institute of Structural Engineers (NISE); Professor Musbau Ajibade Salau, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos;; Dr. John Akanya, Director General, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Dr. Dachallom Jambol, President, Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB), amongst other notable discussants.