Effects of Rivalry among Professionals in the Nigeria’s Construction Industry

Olanrewaju, Sharafadeen Babatunde Owolabi, Okedare David Kolawole Olufemi


The effect of the rivalry among professionals is a fact that occurs in construction industry of Nigeria. The study first traces the history of construction industry, then survey its development at the present time and also describes the intensity of competition and rivalry among the existing professionals in the Nigeria’s construction industry.

Data for the study were collected through well-structured questionnaire directed to construction professionals in the construction firm and government ministries. Data collected were analyzed using frequency distribution table and relative significance index. The findings also revealed the level of severity of the effects of the causes of rivalry among the professionals. Abandonment of projects was observed to be the most significant effect in Nigeria with 89% significance and some others like loss of trust among participant in the project, collapse of structures, delay in delivery time of project, defective structures, exceeding estimated costs of project, disputes between client`s representative, workers may be demotivated, loss of future chances of work, and loss of confidence of the client. The study recommended the strict regulation and implementation of laws by the local authorities of each profession and the abolishment of discrimination of professional certificates by the government.


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