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FG announces new national building code to regulate construction

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The Federal Government yesterday announced a new national building code that will regulate construction with the aim of improving on measures to safeguard lives and property in the country. Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made the announcement at the ministry’s headquaters in Abuja while inaugurating members of the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). He noted that ...

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National Building Code: Senate Pledges Speedy Passage

Senator Bukola Saraki speaking on national building code

To forestall increasing cases of building collapse in the country, the Senate has promised a speedy passage of all necessary legal frameworks on the revised National Building Code.- The Guardian. The Guardian also reports that Senate President, Bukola Saraki gave the assurance, while declaring open the public hearing by the Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development on “The ...

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Engineers call for review of national building code

Engineers call for review of national building code

As a result of the constant collapse of structures in the country, engineers have called for the review of the national building code before its passage into law. The Guardian reports that the engineers under the aegis of Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) said some aspects of the current building code are not applicable to engineering structures. According to ...

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Housing Deficit: Mass Housing Still On The Agenda

Housing deficit

Nigeria’s housing deficit stands at 17 million units and the estimated cost of bridging this gap is N59.5trn. Industry estimates suggest that about 100,000 new houses are built each year in Nigeria, compared to estimated demand of 700,000 units.  The FGN recently disclosed plans to build 360 houses in three pilot states, develop a “Rent to Own” housing scheme for ...

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NIOB demand National Building Code

Members of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) have reiterated its call to the Federal authority to promulgate a law to enforce the National Building Code. NIOB in a communiqué after its 44th Annual General Meeting/Conference at the Bovina View International Hotel, Ilorin, Kwara State, recently said professionals in the building industry should put social, environmental and economic sustainability of ...

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