By Emeka Mamah
The Ebonyi State government is to enact a law banning the building of poorly designed upstairs in the state.
State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, gave the hint in Abakaliki yesterday, while receiving members of the state executive chapter of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, NSE, at Government House.
He then asked members of the NSE, to adhere to the ethics of the profession by ensuring that projects were carried out according to specifications.
Umahi, an engineer by profession, further said that he had initiated a process to stamp out quacks in the engineering profession in the state.
“I have initiated a process to stamp out quacks. Any upstairs that is not properly designed and okayed by professional engineers will not be allowed to stand,” he said.
He expressed displeasure over poor supervision of projects by resident engineers, warning that any state engineer who failed to be on project site where other workers and contractors were present would be punished.