OrderPaperToday – The Director-General of Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Prof. Samson Duna, has said that the institute would need N200 million to acquire software to address the menace of building collapse in Nigeria.

Prof. Duna made this statement while presenting NIBRRI 2022 budget estimates before Senate Committee on Science and Technology on Wednesday.

Also, the DG noted that NBRRI has been working hard to see that building collapse is a thing of the past. He further said that the software would serve as a tool to achieve an outcome in all facets of research.

In his words: “Software is a right of something. It’s a tool used to achieve an outcome. That tool would be put in a system that might take up to ten years before you see them again. The N200m is meagre compared to the duration of time. One Software might be up to N30 million Naira, and you will have a sole right over it. It can also be used as a source of revenue as others can tap from it.”

While responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife, urged the NBRRI Director-General to ensure that building collapse becomes minimized.

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