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Amaechi says more money needed to construct bridges across Roads

Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the Lagos Ibadan rail line requires additional funding to enable the construction of over 16 bridges across or under the existing road network in Lagos into Apapa in order to be able to take the project to the seaport. Speaking at Papalanto in Ogun during inspection at the weekend, he explained ...

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Stakeholders advise Fashola on housing delivery, road repairs


The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has been urged to pay attention to housing delivery and reconstruction of roads across the country in his second tenure. Stakeholders noted that housing provision, as well as infrastructural development, suffered during the minister’s last tenure due to his focus on power. A former President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of ...

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LASG begins rehabilitation of Maiyegun road

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has commenced the process for the rehabilitation of Maiyegun Road in the Ojo Local Government Area of the state. The road, which is 350 metres by 7.5 metres in dimension, was last year awarded to NTS Nigeria Limited for upgrading. The road project, according to LASG, will take traffic off the Lagos-Badagry Road, by improving ...

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Building collapse major problem in construction industry -NIOB


The newly elected national president of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Kunle Awobodu, has said that the major challenge faced by the construction industry in the country is building collapse. Awobodu said this in Port Harcourt while delivering his acceptance speech. He said the menace of building collapse has created grievous competency doubts on the Nigerian building practitioners ...

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Flood destroys major roads, submerges houses in Jigawa


Flood triggered by days of incessant rainfall has damaged the Guri-Adyani and Guri-Dolanzugo roads in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The roads, according to Alhaji Sanusi Doro, the area’s information officer, are important for the transportation of rice, sesame, watermelon and onions to the markets. Doro, in a statement on Saturday in Guri, (LGA of Jigawa State) said ...

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We will demolish houses accommodating kidnappers – Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to demolish houses in the state housing kidnappers and revoke their certificates of occupancy. The governor assured that with the inauguration of the reinvigorated Security Trust Fund, the full architecture for internal safety of lives and property had been fully put in place. Speaking at the inauguration of the “reinvigorated” Ogun State ...

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Pension operators invest N250.02bn in real estate


The Pension Fund Administrators have raised the amount of pension fund investment in real estate to N250.02bn, latest figures obtained from the National Pension Commission have shown. This amounts to 2.68 per cent of the total assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, which stood at N9.32tn as of the end of June 2019. The operators had invested N229.17bn in real ...

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Encourage multinational engineering firms to employ Nigerian engineers – NSE


The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has urged the Federal Government to act in line with Executive Order 5 by encouraging more multinational engineering firms to employ Nigerian engineers. Chairman of NSE, Lagos State branch, Mr. Musliudeen Agoro, gave the advice on Sunday while speaking with the newsmen in Lagos. Reports show that President Muhammadu Buhari had, on February 12, 2018, in ...

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Experts: Finance, land biggest impediments to housing


Property developers have identified finance, land, and infrastructure among others as biggest impediments to affordable housing development in Nigeria. According to the General Manager, Building Services, Urban Shelter, Muktar Aliyu, the problems of finance, land, and infrastructure in real estate development should urgently be addressed by government. To solve the problem of finance, some of the experts, who spoke in ...

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FG separates Ministry of Works and Housing‎


The Federal Government on Wednesday 21st August 2019 unbundled the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to Federal Ministry of Works and Housing with Babatunde Fashola as Minister and Engr. Abubakar Aliyu as Minister of State respectively. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is the immediate past Minister of Power, Works, and Housing. He is from Lagos State, ...

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