The Lagos State Government has insisted that all block moulding industries across the State must comply with existing standard for their operations, saying that the industry remains a critical partner in its vision zero for building collapse.
The General Manager of LSMTL, Engineer Olalekan Ajani stated this while speaking at the annual conference of National Association of Block Moulders of Nigeria (NABMON) held in Dangote Cement Plant, Ibesi Ogun State recently, also expressed the readiness of the State Government to partner with the Association to sanitize the industry.
He stated that the State Government was posed to ensuring total sanity in all construction works and has been working assiduously towards actualizing its vision of zero tolerance to building and civil engineering infrastructure collapse in State with the cooperation of all the relevant stakeholders.
The General Manager urged the block moulding not to compromise standard but conform to specifications already given by Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), adding that the Agency, LSMTL is monitoring and enforcing the stipulated standards by the various regulating bodies for maximum compliance.
Ajani further emphasized the need for all members of the Association to carry out test on their blocks from the Agency, stressing that both the government and the Association alongside other stakeholders have critical roles to play getting rid of quacks in the block moulding industry and in averting building collapse.
The National; President of (NABMON) Mr Rashidi Adebowale further appealed to the members to comport themselves as an indivisible entity under the umbrella of (NABMON) and to make sure they comply with the quality assurance of Materials Testing Laboratories in their respective states.
Also speaking at the event, the Quality Assurance Officer of Dangote Cement, Mr. Saka Abiola, promised to keep to the standard of International Organization for Standardization as being championed by Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON).