Archbishop Martins Advises Regulatory Agencies Against Compromising Standards

Archbishop A. Adewale Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised regulatory agencies against compromising building standards to prevent unnecessary deaths and disasters.

Martins’ advice was contained in a statement by Rev. Fr. Anthony Godonu, Director of Social Communications of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.

The cleric was reacting to the November 1 collapse of a high-rise block of luxury flats under construction in Ikoyi, Lagos.

At least 36 people have been reported dead.

The Archbishop described the incidences of building collapse in Lagos and other parts of the country as alarming.

He advised regulatory agencies to ensure they enforce building codes to prevent unnecessary disasters.

The cleric said that the unfortunate incidences of building collapse in Ikoyi and other similar cases elsewhere could have been prevented if proper regulation and strict monitoring by relevant supervisory authorities were in force.

He expressed delight at the state government’s setting up of an independent panel of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the building.

Martins expressed hope that those culpable would be made to face the penalty.

He said, “We hope that as the panel unravels the immediate and remote causes of the collapse, it will also identify ways of ensuring that we do not experience such disasters again.”

The clergy called for a three-day mourning for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives in the collapsed building.

He commiserated with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the families of those who lost their lives in the collapsed building.

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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