The Nigerian Society of Engineers has made a case for appropriate punishments for developers who engage the services of unqualified persons to supervise projects in the country.
The position of the Engineers was contained in a memo submitted to the Commission of Inquiry on the Collapsed Reigners Bible Church Building, during its sitting in Uyo Wednesday.
A Professor of Civil Engineering, Charles Uko, who testified on behalf of the Engineers, said that putting in place appropriate laws to punish quacks and those who patronize them would checkmate substandard projects in the country.
Professor Uko, a one-time Vice President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN spoke on the need for Civil and Structural Engineers to be included in the Governor’s Special Services team.
He sought the permission of the Commission for the Nigeria Society of Engineers to re-visit the site of the collapsed Reigners Bible Church to take samples of relevant materials used in the construction of the structure for final report.