Nigeria Announces New National Building Code

By Msugh Ityokura

Abuja — 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 the event was apt, as it came on June 12, a date he described as significant in the nation's democracy.

Fashola said that given the number of deaths and the risk associated with wrong plans for buildings and other construction projects in the country, it had become imperative for government to adopt deliberate measures to check the avoidable loss of life and property, hence the new code.

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