Abuja, July 24 (Viewpoint Housing News) – The Building Collapse Prevention Guild, (BCPG) is advocating for more female engagement in the built industry.
President of the Guild, Sulaiman Yusuf said women must be protected from persisting challenges that hinder their participation and advancement in the built environment. He advocated for a platform that would encourage women to thrive in their professions.
At a recent event titled “Building Collapse Prevention: Women in the Built Environment Making a Difference”, organised by BCPG Kosofe Cell, Sulaimon said the potentials and contributions of female professionals in a rapidly evolving world, must be respected and recognised.
“We must aspire to cultivate a society where every woman with a passion for the built environment can break free from the shackles of gender bias and soar to new horizons of success, he said.
“We firmly believe that by harnessing the collective power of diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, we can drive innovation, foster sustainable development, and create built environments that truly reflect the needs and aspirations of all and minimise to the barest minimum”.
The BCPG president said the association is committed to achieving its seven point agenda that include pursuit of professionalism, ensuring compliance to physical planning laws and regulations, construction and building maintenance monitoring, outreach to governments.
It also plans establishment of BCPG in six states in Nigeria – Kano, Anambra, Delta, Jigawa, Oyo and Ebonyi, establishment of BCPG in secondary schools, research and strategy.