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The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

The professional body responsible for promoting the science and practice of building technology, maintenance, surveying, production/construction management, maintaining a high standard of competence and professional conduct as well as promoting and encouraging the advancement of technical and general knowledge in the building profession in Nigeria is the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB).

Drawing its origin from a related society called the “Builders”, which was formed in 1834 and later became The Chartered Institute of Building in 1980 and now the Institute for the Management of Construction, the NIOB became the first overseas centre for the Institute of Building in 1967 and became autonomous in 1970.

However, the struggle to be officially recognized in form of statutory Registration Council for Professional Bodies started in 1974 and on the 15th of December, 1989, the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) was established under the Builder’ (Registration etc) Decree No 45 of 1989 (then ACT CAP 40) and its official inauguration held on the 24th April, 1990.

With its National Secretariat situated at No 7, Misau Crescent, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja, the NIOB, in carrying out its objectives, works in conjunction with CORBON in ensuring that members are continually trained and up-to-date in the ethics and conduct of the profession, research and curricula development is carried out, standard practice is maintained and controlled, public awareness is created, and accreditations of the Building course in tertiary Institutions overseen.

Currently, over eleven Universities are offering B.Sc Building program and about twenty (20) Polytechnics are offering Ordinary (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Building program in Nigeria. Any graduate that wants to attain full professional status must first go through a pupilage period under the supervision of a fully registered builder and pass the appropriate examinations of The NIOB and CORBON’s interview.

Membership into the NIOB is in two major categories: the professional and non-professional members of the institute. Professional members include Fellows (FNIOB) and Corporate Members (MNIOB) while Non-Professional members include: Graduate Members, Associate Members, Licentiate, Technicians and Students.

Non-professional members are advised to avail themselves of the NIOB professional exams or obtain higher academic qualifications if they desire to advance their membership status. The details and requirements can be found on the NIOB web address www.niobng.org


  1. Ihekwoaba martins uzochukwu

    Please I want to be a member of the niob so I want to know the requirements. I have finished my first degree and have gone for service (NYSC) and Am currently a masters student and also looking for a mentor

  2. i want to be a member of NIOB and i want to know more on the statutory roles of a builder in
    1. Design stage.
    2. Tender and award stage.
    3. construction stage

  3. Alade Dhikrullah

    Pls i want to become a member of Nigeria institute of building(NIOB)

  4. greetings,
    please i will like to know the procedures of becoming an niob member, because i want to register.

    • Dear sir,
      I am Oni Hakeem, an HND graduate of Building (1987) from Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti and Bsc in Civil Engineering from University of Benin (2004). I am also an Associate member of NIOB since Nov. 2000. My membership No A0001020.
      I am presently a Managing Director of an Engineering, Telecommunication and Construction company in Lagos,
      I will like to know the next line of action to become a full memeber.
      Best Regards,
      Oni G. H


    Good Day,As we all aware that painting and decorating is very important in building aspect.Is possible for me as a professional painter to register with your organization so that i can promote my profession in your community.Thanks

  6. Nathaniel Ugbede O.

    Good after sir/ma,

    What are the requirement for non professional member kindly reply back to me.Thanks

  7. Good day sir/ma, please I just want to know the process to follow in becoming a non-professional member of NIOB .

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    Good day all!

    Just done with my NYSC and needs a Lagos/Abuja or Enugu based fellow in CORBON to be my mentor.

    Looking forward to have your reply to kevin.ogbonna@jumia.com.ng.

    May God bless you all (Great Bldrs)

  10. Yakubu A. shekwo

    As serving corp member, what are the steps to register for NIOB. thanks

  11. Agbomabin Ibraheem Babajide

    Good day, please how can i be a fully member of NIOB, and what are the necessary requirement to be a member. kindly reply me with my email, thanks in regards.

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