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Why the Building and Construction Industry in Nigeria is Indispensable

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The Building and Construction industry is very crucial in any nation’s social and economic development. This article gives an overview of the building and construction industry in Nigeria. The building and construction industry in Nigeria has come of age. There are many factors responsible for the high importance of this industry. Apart from the sector’s potential with respect to employment ...

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Substandard Imported Building Materials: A recipe for disaster

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Substandard imported building materials remain one of the ingredients that lead to failed structures. Some Nigerian tenants and property owners have in recent times experienced collapse of buildings which has consequently taken its toll on their lives in whatever way such catastrophe deems fit. Most people have come out to blame such occurrence on substandard imported building materials which is ...

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Contractors appeal to Nigerian Federal & state government to pay debts

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Contractors in the nation’s construction industry have appealed to federal and state governments to pay debts owed the firms to enable them to return to project sites across the country. Acting under the auspices of Federation of Construction Industry, the contractors claimed that in the last two years alone, debt owed them by various governments was N600 billion. The president ...

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Nigeria’s housing problem is multi-dimensional – Prof Godwin Idoro

The Head of the Department of Building, University of Lagos, Prof. Godwin Idoro, has described as multi-dimensional the problems plaguing the housing sector in the country. Idoro, who spoke at the 10th Annual Project Management Lecture organised by the department, said the problem of housing and infrastructure in country affected the low-income earners most. He said, “The situation in Nigeria ...

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‘Forget foreign expatriates, give construction jobs to Nigerians!’ – COREN VP

Amid the growing concern by local professionals on the dearth of building and civil engineering jobs, the Council for the Registration of Engineering in Nigeria [COREN] has urged the Federal Government to extend the local content policy in the oil and gas sector to the construction industry. COREN Vice President, Prof. Charles Uko who made the appeal during the University ...

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Dangote’s 42.5 Cement Grade Gets Endorsement

Cement dealers and distributors in the South-west have endorsed the newly packaged Dangote cement’s 42.5 grade (3X) and expressed optimism that the entry of the product into the market would help sanitise the building and construction industry.   Phoning in from different states in the region during a live Yoruba programme, Owuro lojo, on Radio Nigeria’s Gold FM in Ilesha, ...

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