THE Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has blamed the high incidence of collapsed buildings in the country on the high cost of building materials and the use of substandard materials in building construction.
They called for the involvement of architects and other professionals in the building industry in the course of executing capital projects in the country.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, President, NIA, Olatunji Bolu, said the institute has concluded plans to come out with a catalogue of all buildings that collapsed in different parts of the country, as well as publish the names of about 4,000 registered architects in the country to enable Nigerians know who to patronise and avoid engaging quacks.
Nkechi Onyedika reporting, Abuja
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