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Abuja: FCTA forms 7-member group to address building safety concerns

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A seven-person team has been formed by the FCTA’s Department of Development Control to address the issue of building collapses in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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As part of preventative steps to address the persistent problem of building collapse in Abuja, the director of the department, Mr. Mukhtar Galadima, explained to newsmen after the committee’s Wednesday inauguration that the decision was made.

No more building collapses should pass before we take action. Because of this, we formed a committee to look into buildings suspected of being unsafe for human habitation.

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It’s a good idea to inspect each potential construction, determine its stability with an integrity test, and take down any unsafe buildings if necessary.

“The committee will be looking out for structures that visually may look stable but are not, and recommend an integrity test,” Galadima said.

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He went on to say that the group would also give suggestions for reducing building collapses in the FCT to an absolute minimum.

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