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FCT to enforce Abuja building code

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) authority is set to enforce adherence to the national building code for all  all structures in the nation’s capital territory.

To this end, the FCT Department of Development Control has been directed to ensure full compliance for all categories of buildings including public, commercial, individual residential houses or mass housing projects are affected with this directive.

Former FCT Minister, Alh. Adamu Aliero, disclosed this recently when the President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Mr. Dachollom Dalyop Jambol, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Aliero implored members of the institute to embark on aggressive enlightenment programme to sensitise the general public on the need to employ the services of professional builders to avert ugly incidences that sometimes lead to loss of human lives.

“We regard members of your profession as partners in progress, we value cooperation with your institute and we will religiously comply by all the building plan guidelines in the Federal Capital Territory,” he stated.

He said 15 major projects have been brought on track in the territory which, according to him, are very important and critical, adding that 80 percent of such projects have been executed.

Jambol had earlier noted that the National Building Code 2006 gives builders the role of the management of the execution of building works including the supervision of artisans and craftsmen, which should be carried out by registered builders.

He observed and identified with the road network developments taking place in Abuja, stressing that the projects are of great importance to the FCT capable of minimising the heavy traffic congestion problems in the capital city.


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