The Director, Building and Quantity Surveying, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mrs Salma Mohammed, said builders fail to deliver quality construction works due to lack of the requisite knowledge of the job.
She said the ministry was seeking approval for a building code that will only recongnise and give approval to those with the education background in building and construction to handle projects that have been sent to the National Assembly.
Mrs Mohammed assured Nigerians that if the code is approved, non-professionals or people without the education background won't be part of the system.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja, she blamed the issue of building collapses on lack of professional knowledge by those that handled the projects.
She said with the building Code Law, the ministry will have more power to prosecute as well as enforce laws, especially any one behind a building that collapsed.
"When this building Code Law is passed into law, any project that comes through the ministry, the constructor or handler must be held responsible, if there is any bad incidence, it must be well stamped."
The Director believes that if only those with the formal training or educational background are allowed to handle the work, there would be minimal cases of building collapse, or non will be recorded.
She explained that a builder must be a professional or one with the desired education background, adding that not everyone that builds is a builder.
"A builder must be a person with the required experience and education, not just anybody seen on the site or handling the projects."
According to her, only those tested and trusted should be given projects to handle.