The Lagos State Materials Testing
Laboratory has advised the state government to consider making all
building contractors in the state to subject their building materials to
The Managing Consultant, LSMTL, Mr. Abel
Famakin, said during the eighth year anniversary of the agency that
this would reduce the incidence of building collapse in the state.
“Since the inception of this agency, no
incidence of building collapse has been recorded from any of the
buildings and materials it certified. Non-compliance to building
standards and negligence by contractors have been responsible for the
perennial building collapse in the state,” he said.
Famakin added that despite the fact that
the agency was not empowered to enforce or sanction defaulters, it had
in collaboration with the Lagos State Safety Commission and the Lagos
State Building Control Agency sensitised members of the public to the
importance of materials testing over the years.
He also appealed to building
contractors, site engineers and the general public to always collect
their materials test results in order to make strategic decisions on the
actual result and the expected standard.