Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Reps endorse 42.5 cement grade for general construction •Compel manufacturers to retool plants, SON told

By News Express on 03/07/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,732


The House of Representatives yesterday upheld the use of 42.5mpa grade cement for standard construction works in the country, saying it was more durable and less susceptible to misapplication.

The House adopted the report of the committee headed by Hon. Yakubu Dogara (APC, Bauchi), which investigated the incidence of collapsed buildings in the country. It appealed to the governing council of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to ensure that all cement manufacturers in the country retool and upgrade their production lines to start producing the recommended 42.5 cement grade.

According to the House report, “The 42.5mpa grade of cement should be the minimum standard of cement for construction works because it is less susceptible to misapplication and most stakeholders will prefer it if given the chance to chose between 32.5 mpa and 42.5 mpa grades.”

The House endorsement of the higher 42.5mpa grade of cement as the accepted standard of cement for all-purpose building and construction work in the country, supports the step already taken by SON to relegate the 32.5mpa cement grade for the purpose of plastering only.

Recommending that government should create a cement fund from proceeds of cement imported into Nigeria, the House suggested that the fund should be managed by a task force to be set up by SON, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB).

Also recommended was the expeditious passage of the National Building Code Bill, which the lawmakers said should be and strictly enforced to check quackery, use of substandard building materials and to serve as a tool for the regulation of the informal downstream sector of the industry.

Other recommendations are that “all cement packages must clearly and boldly indicate their grades, uses and expiry dates with tamper proofing on the packages to guard against repackaging by middlemen; SON should ensure that all cement distributions withdraw expired cement from their warehouses and markets and destroy them.”

While urging the government to take immediate steps to establish a cement and concrete institute, as is the case in many jurisdictions, the House said government should also revive all technical schools across the country and establish new ones to improve on the pool of qualified artisans and generate skilled as well semi-skilled labour.

It said government should also set up a National Quality Assurance Programme, using designated agencies and some professional bodies to regularly test samples of cement produced before they are sold in the open market.

•Photo shows House Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.

Source News Express

Posted 03/07/2014 2:57:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Boko Haram storms Borno village

Jonathan speaks on the significance of Christmas, calls...

African youth to African leaders: ‘You must do...

Gains of cooperation in oil marketing, distribution among...

AfDB appoints Fund Manager for first Fixed Income...

2016 budget not missing, Senate insists, says copies...

Osinbajo, APC chiefs meet over Buhari’s health, economy...

Zoning: NANS warns APC over National Assembly leadership...

FAAN vows to end touting at airports

Man remanded for stabbing father to death

CBN bars 9 banks from forex transactions

Oyo launches HIV Anti-Stigma Law

 

Latest News Fresh PDP collapses after only one month FG to begin establishment of cattle colonies next week INVESTIGATION: Nigeria wastes 40 percent of food while millions of citizens die of hunger Police nabs 20 visa racketeers in Lagos Borno Govt. relaxes curfew in Maiduguri Rescued Canadians, Americans identified Trouble ahead as US Government shuts down •The implications Medical doctor tests positive to Lassa fever in Kogi Of Universal Senator, sycophants and Peter Obi, By Valentine Obienyem APGA stalwart eyes Senator Stella Oduah’s seat BREAKING: Kidnapped American, Canadian rescued in Kaduna Why I stand with Buhari, By Femi Adesina

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (315,711 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (305,848 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,146 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,585 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,226 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,561 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,675 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,973 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,134 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,606 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,867 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,032 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,854) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,749) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,034) Opinion (868) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,361) Religion (666) Sports (1,407) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!