Building collapse: Engineers tasked on safety violations’ report

  The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has urged engineers to report safety standard violations resulting in buildings collapse in the state. LASBCA’s General Manager, Olalekan Shodeinde, made the appeal to Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), which paid him a courtesy visit in Ikeja. He tasked the engineers on whistle blowing, saying it provided an avenue to give government whatever information on any structure, be it construction or reconstruction, that is structurally defective. Shodeinde urged engineers and concerned members of the public to call the agency’s…

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Ikeja Electric alters power sector’s quality, safety dynamics

The Ikeja Electric (IE) has altered the power sector’s quality and safety dynamics as it bagged the ISO 9001 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS) 18001 international certifications. This, is the first in the history of Nigeria’s power sector, a statement from IE stated. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Anthony Youdeowei, who led scores of the company’s staff to an event organized to commemorate the certification, explained that with the achievement, Ikeja Electric Plc had become the first and only company in the power sector to receive…

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Group to FG: Use $100m BASA fund for safety facilities

BASA funds should be used for critical safety infrastructure development Aviation industry pressure group, Aviation Round Table (ART), has called on the Federal Government to ensure better management of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) funds, which are funds that accrued from the nation’s air services agreement. President of the group, Mr. Gbenga Olowo, made this call in a statement made available to New Telegraph. He advised that the funds should be well managed to provide critical aviation safety facilities. Olowo called for the establishment of an inter-governmental agency stakeholder…

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