FG to subject public buildings in Nigeria to mandatory maintenance checks

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government has concluded plans to subject public buildings across the country to mandatory maintenance checks.

Osinbajo stated this at the closing ceremony of the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skills Expo in Abuja.

The vice president, represented by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the first phase of the mandatory maintenance programme would cover only public buildings.

He said before reaching a decision on the introduction of the maintenance framework, the ministry sampled nine buildings and discovered that about N600 million would be required annually for maintenance.

The vice president said this was because the signing into law of the Disability Bill by the President had guaranteed the protection of people living with disability, adding that the law imposes a condition that within five years all buildings must comply with the regulations; make them friendly and usable by people living with disability.

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