PETER I. TYOKULA
Department of Building Technology,
Akawe Torkula Polytechnic, Makurdi,
e-mail: [email protected]
The paper entitled resuscitating moribund clay bricks manufacturing industries for sustainable national growth and development has observed that, though 20 factories were in existence, ten of these factories were in operation while production in six had been suspended, two were abandoned and two others had not been completed. The problems facing the factories were examined in relation to the poor impact of burnt clay bricks on the building industry. The paper recommends among others, that an intensive programme should be undertaken to train a large number of artisans and craftsmen skilled in the laying of bricks. Federal and State Governments should take the lead in using clay bricks in their housing schemes. This is particularly desirable in bungalows and two-storey buildings where they will be found to be especially suitable and cheaper cost.