The FCT Administration has directed that henceforth, all construction sites in the Federal Capital City must have construction project information board displaying detailed information about the project.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye gave this directive in a meeting with the Director of FCT Development Control in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary reiterated that there is the urgent need to standardize construction activities in the Federal Capital Territory in line with the global best practice, hence the need to have this information available at all times at project sites.
Dr. Ajakaiye emphasized that enforcement of the construction information board would help the FCT Administration to enhance and eliminate quackery in the construction industry.
His words: “This will also improve the FCT Database on major project sponsors and financiers in the Territory and reduce cases of unapproved development.”
According to him, “this new policy would also reduce cases of building collapse, corrupt practices and indolence in the entire building construction industry”.
Accordingly, the construction project information board is expected to be erected on the site before commencement of actual project with information comprising: Title of the project; Nature of the project (in terms of height, composition and services); financiers/sponsors of the project; Development permit number and date as well as names and addresses of relevant consultants.