The Chairman of the association, Mr Adeshina Ogunkoya, gave the advice on Thursday in Lagos at an event organised by Choice Sanitary Wares Limited, with the theme: “The Choice Plumbers Forum 2019”.
Ogunkoya noted that the quality of plumbing services, to a large extent, determined the stability of a building.
He said that leakages in the pipes used in plumbing works of buildings remained a major factor that could lead to collapse of the building.
“Poor plumbing work allows for leakages into the foundation of a building, which will invariably weaken the building, causing its collapse.
“That is why we are clamouring that manufacturers should not reduce/comprise quality of their products, rather they should add more value to the products,” Ogunkoya said.
“The chairman assured that members of the association were committed to rendering quality plumbing services to Nigerian public.
Also speaking, National President of the association, Dr Olufemi Awotoyin, called for adequate regulation on the importation and distribution of sanitary wares into the country.
Awotoyin called on the Federal Government and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to intensify more efforts in monitoring the usage and influx of substandard building materials into the country.
“Unfortunately, more than 95 per cent of sanitary wares used in the country are being imported. Most often, poor quality products are allowed into country and people will use them.
“If there is regulation the importation of the building materials, it will bring a reduction in building collapse, because substandard materials are major contributing factor,“he said.
Awotoyin appealed to governments and the public to patronise services of the plumbers and consider them in the award of contracts.
On his part, Mr Dominic Nwibo, the Managing Director, Choice Sanitary Wares Ltd., assured commitment of the company to continue to enhance quality of its products.
He, therefore, urged the plumbers to always notify the company of any challenge they encounter in the course of using the products, saying there were readily available trained technical personnel to address their challenges.
“Our vast knowledge in the industry has put us on the lead in the building and plumbing material’s industry,” Nwibo said. (NAN)
Edited by Joseph Edeh/Wale Ojetimi