Seminar Online

Nigeria Buildings Collapses

by CIOB Sub-Saharan Africa

Event details

  • Online
  • 17 August 2022
  • 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM WAT

Event fees




Building collapses in Nigeria have been on the increase in recent times

There are frequent media reports of collapsed buildings in major Nigerian cities like Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, and many more go unannounced.

Some sources say in Lagos alone- there were 112 cases between December 1978 to April 2008, and between February and May 2019, there were 29 deaths and 76 injuries from 13 building collapse incidents in Lagos alone.

The CIOB invites you to discuss this unfortunate, avoidable, and devastating situation, which has led to loss of lives, displacement of people, and an increased distrust of professionals in the built environment.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the causes?
  • Can this be prevented?
  • Have we seen the end of this?
  • What is the solution?
  • What role should professionals in the built environment play to alleviate this mishap?
  • Do we have robust regulations to prevent this from happening?
  • Are we lacking technical know-how, awareness or is it complacency?

The below delegates are part of an expert panel to delve into this topic as we look forward to an interactive session.

1) Mr Chukwudi Ononogbu MCIOB - Moderator

2) Mr Mfon Akpan MCIOB - Member of the panel

3) Deacon Tunde Olatundun ICIOB - Member of the panel

4) Mr. Adekunle Onabekun - Member of the panel

5) Mr Sunday Mordi - Member of the panel

6) Ms. Eseroghene Yvette Odusola-Stevenson - Member of the panel


1) Mr Chukwudi Ononogbu MCIOB

An infrastructure professional with over 20yrs in the built environment, he is an accomplished civil engineer and chartered construction manager, with broad and extensive experience; and has worked in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

He brings to the table; vast experience and knowledge on infrastructure execution, acquired and nurtured through active involvement in the planning, scoping, management and delivery of a diverse range of major infrastructure projects across a variety of industries and sectors. His market sector experience includes airports, energy (power), rail, roads, and building and heavy civil engineering projects.

Some projects he has been involved in include; commercial building in PHC(Nigeria), London Heathrow Terminal 5, London city airport, London Gatwick airport, Crossrail (UK), Network rail (UK) , Transport for London (UK), Abuja Technology Village (Abuja, Nigeria) to name a few.

He currently works with GSK as a Technical Operations Manager (Construction) covering Europe, middle East & Africa. He plays an active role in the CIOB, and is a PR Mentor and has been chartered since 2017. He is an active and keen supporter and campaigner of driving African infrastructure to greater heights.

2) Mr Mfon Akpan MCIOB

An experienced Civil Engineer, and chartered Project/Construction Manager with exposure in building and infrastructural development. Intense involvement in the AEC industry over the past 22 years has equipped him with the required knowledge and skills set to operate at different professional levels within the industry. He has worked as a site Engineer, Site Manager, Project manager, planner and estimator at different times and on various projects within Nigeria and the UK.

His recent responsibilities in the past five years have been in project management, renovation and fit-outs, infrastructural development and maintenance, and lately smart buildings and energy efficiency programmes.

Mfon is currently working with the UN-World Food Programme (WFP), overseeing thedevelopment of offices and residential facilities in the North-East of Nigeria, improving existing and constructing new facilities for the UN humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) in the Maiduguri Airport, and other operational hubs within the region. With the current cost of energy and impact on humanitarian operations, Mfon leads the team for the pilot transition and implementation of the UN Energy Efficiency Programme (EEP) within the agency.

3) Deacon Tunde Olatundun ICIOB

is a well-seasoned construction expert with over 20 years’ experience in the field of construction. His experience span across industrial sector, residential building, infrastructural development, commercial building, warehousing and health care facilities in Nigeria.

In the past, he joined MACE UK and was seconded to GlaxoSmithKline Nig. Plc, where he worked as a Project Engineer/Manager on the construction of the following: Construction of OTC facility, Oral Health Care Facility, GSK N Head office in Lagos, GSK N Warehouse facility, GSK N Infrastructural Upgrade GMS Agbara.

Before this time, he was involved with then WAPCO PLC, now Lafarge Cement where he worked as an assistant project manager, monitoring and supervising construction of EWEKORO New Kiln Line.

Tunde is currently working for ISTHMUS ENGINEERING LIMITED in Nigeria as the project director, he was responsible for the construction of Port Harcourt mall, Calabar mall and Enugu mall for Spar in Nigeria. Also, a major key player in the construction of OSHODI Transport Interchange and Mega Bus Terminal in Lagos Nigeria.

Tunde is a registered builder in Nigeria and presently working on the construction of meat processing factory in Lagos Nigeria.


A Registered and Chartered Builders: Registered and licenced with Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), MCIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Builders in Facilities Management (FNIBIFM). A BIM expert in 17 ISO series on Construction and sustainable development.

A double decade professional both on local and international presentations across African continent on innovative and sustainable construction technology on affordable housing and BIM Implementation. Bldr. Adekunle is a famous construction personality on Green Building Development with a stake as a Board of Directors (Director of Membership and Event), Head, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Working Group for Nigeria and also the President, Masjid Builders Foundation (A religious charity organization) in Nigeria. He is Managing Partner, Beksolar Ventures Nigeria, a multi dynamics business company with track records of quality and successful sustainable projects.

5) Mr Sunday Mordi MCIOB, MNIOB, MBA

A built environment professional with over 20 years experience. He is a Chartered/ Registered Builder with broad knowledge and expertise in the field of building production, construction management and technology.

His wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of construction spans across residential and industrial development. This includes the remodeling of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc milling locations in Nigeria, Zenith Bank Plc car park and The Gentry (19 villa estate) in Ikoyi.

He currently serves ELALAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (NIG.) LTD as a Senior Site Engineer.

He is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building, a corporate member of the NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING, NIGERIA and a Registered Builder.

He holds an MBA in management.

6) Ms. Eseroghene Yvette Odusola-Stevenson MNIOB, MCIOB.

Ese obtained a BSc in Building from the University of Lagos, a Diploma in Building, as well as an MSc. In Building Construction Technology from the same University. She is a registered Builder with the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and A Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). She is also a member of several professional bodies.

Ese has garnered wide experience with regard to project management and design and review of complex engineering details and drawings which cuts across residential and commercial buildings in Nigeria.

She began her working career with Galcon Engineering Limited with various design and engineering responsibilities and thereafter worked with Natafam David Consulting Nigeria Limited, a build-industry-focused consulting firm. Ese currently works with Energo building as a Project Manager/Building Engineer with responsibility for various project sites.


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