Nigeria-Malaysia Business Council(NMBC) has engaged Construction Industry Development Board(CIDB) in Malaysia to train practitioners in Nigeria Construction IndustryÂ so as to boost their competence for global competitiveness.
President of NMBC, Mr. Larry Segun-Lean, who disclosed this during the Councilâ€™s breakfast meeting, said that towards the realisation of this vision, the first set of trainers will depart for Malaysia next month (July) to commence the training.
According to him, the programme would address shortage of skilled labour currently prevalent in Nigeria construction industry which, he noted, has adversely affected labour standardisation and the countryâ€™s global competitiveness in the construction industry.
â€œThe competence level of construction firms in the country is low,Â that is why we have engaged the Construction Industry Development Board in Malaysia to help in training practitioners in the industry.Â Mostly those who are involved in bricklaying, plastering, tilers, iron bending, etc.
Safety should be the key point in any construction project.Â Our professionals should look at safety as a key factor in avoiding collapse buildings weâ€™ve been witnessing in the last few years,â€he stated.
He stressed that theÂ training programme would produce facilitators and workplace trainers with a range of training skills on how to plan, develop, prepare, present, manage and evaluate training in construction skill trades such as bricklaying, plastering, tiling, barbending, concerting and form work.
â€œIt will also include programmes that bother on plumbing, electrical, construction health and safety.â€
Fielding questions on how Nigeria can grow economically like Malaysia, he declared: â€œ inÂ Nigeria, we have not started yet, we have not get our structures together, our economic planning must be correct, and we must be able to get our budget implemented on time.