Clearing Slums And Creating Cities: CU Students Charged On Active Participation
With the government embarking on slum clearance and creation of new cities in Nigeria, students of the Department of Building Technology have been advised to develop a contracting culture, which would enable them get beneficially involved in creating sustainable cities.
Bldr. Edosa Arasonwan, gave this advice in his presentation, “Slum Clearance and Creation of New Cities in Urban and Developed Nigeria: The Builder’s Engagement”, at a Departmental Seminar, attended by both Staff and Student.
Bldr. Arasonwan added that there was a need for optimal engagement of a professional builder by the government in the creation of new cities and slum clearance.
According to him, “Slum clearance and development of new cities, and utilization of modern technology, require innovation and networking with a contracting culture with personalities.”
He made an earnest appeal, charging the Department of Building Technology students, to engage in further training to become handy and highly sought after.
“A certification in Project Management is compulsory. Political and relationship management may be required as well as facility management,” he concluded.
In his remarks, Head of Department, Dr. Fagbenle Olabosipo said, “the importance of this Departmental Seminar is to foster working relationship between the academia and the industries, giving more exposure to our students.”