FEC endorses new National Building Code


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday endorsed a new National Building Code for the country.

The council at its meeting in Abuja, presided over by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, also approved the reconstruction of the Gombe-Biu Road at a cost of N27 billion.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed that N458 million would be paid as consultancy fee for the implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

Fashola spoke to reporters alongside the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr Udoma Udo Udoma.

According to Fashola, the 117 km Gombe-Biu road, connecting Gombe,Yobe, Adamawa and Borno States will boost agricultural activities and power supply in states in the North-East.

He said, however, that the road project excluded the nine- kilometer…

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