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Aluminum, Steel As Alternative To Roofing More Expensive – Bashir

Posted: Apr 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Nkasiobi Oluikpe 


Lagos – The former chairman of the Nigeria Institution of Building (NIoB), Asimiyu Bashir, has disclosed that while steel and aluminum can be used alternatively for roofing, it is very expensive.

Bashir revealed this to Independent, following a report that the Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, plans to ban the use of wood for roofing.

The report stated that Cross River State is in the process of enacting a new law that will prohibit the use of woods for roofing and encourage the use of steel instead. The action, he said was necessitated to check deforestation, restore lost of greenery and boost forest regeneration.

Continuing it said: “Very soon when the house passes the law, we will stop roofing with woods and when this happens, the demand for timber will drop drastically.

As we speak, a company is already on ground to start the production of these roofing materials to meet the needs in the industry and reduce the dependence on wood as deliberate plans to save and protect the forest.”

The Cross River State Governor who spoke with Elsie Attafuah, Senior Regional Technical Adviser United Nations Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation ((UN-REDD) programme during her visit to the Governor in Calabar, also advised the UN to do away with theoretical work and be more practical in its programmes in a manner that will translate into wealth creation among Nigerians.

He said the state government expected the REDD programme to impact in a desired manner on the citizenry, particularly host communities, to the reserved forests across the state.

Ayade said that in the last three years the REDD programme focused only on training and educating people on understanding measurement analysis baselines and safeguards.

Commending the programme to be appreciable, he noted: “REDD PLUS is a plus and so please reflect on the needs of my people. Please fast track this readiness so that we can get into the investment phase because truly, everything REDD has done is wise.”

Comments (1)

  • May 20, 2016 at 10:49 am bulletproofroofer

    Many people think is
    very expensive but if you calculate the value for money you are getting, you
    will realize it is a worthy investment. Getting a metal roof will certainly
    have a higher initial cost but it will pay for itself in the long run.

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