The State Government has intervened in the skyrocketing prices of building materials in the state.
One major intervention was the ban placed on the Tipper Association, which was responsible for hiking prices of sand and granite.
The association had raised the price of cement block from N200 to N300 and tipper load of sand from N20, 000 to N50, 000.
The hike had made it difficult for people erecting structures in the state.
Sakeholders commended the State Government for its timely intervention, especially the immediate ban on the tipper association and reversal on prices of sand and cement blocks.
A building contractor from Ikakumo, Prince Sunday Omogboye, condemned the sudden increases, describing such as too outrageous.
A retired Anglican cleric and community leader in Ikun-Akoko, Cannon Foluso Ogunsuyi, urged Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and desist from making life unbearable to others.
According to him, this is a hard time that COVID- 19 had negatively affected all sectors without meaningful income.
He lamented that worker’s salaries and even pensions are not regular due to reduction in federal allocations.
He however commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his intervention, saying others should emulate the state government and make the state a place where common people can own houses.
It would be recalled that last week, the Tipper Association increased a load of sand from N20,000 to N30,000 leading to strike particularly in Akure, the state capital.
Consequently, the block moulders also followed suit and increased prices of cement blocks from N200.00 to N300.00.