Date: April 28 - May 1, 2014

Venue: Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja


Sub Theme:

- Development Control

- Sustainable Infrastructure Development

- Energy Management

- Satellite Settlement Development

- Bench Marking of Abuja Against Other Capitals

- Renewable Energy Development

Government Alone Can’t Meet The Housing Needs Of Nigerians — Arch. Umaru

In this interview with DAVID ADUGE-ANI of Leadership Newspapers, National President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Umaru Aliyu, spoke on the worrisome building collapse syndrome and other challenges facing the building industry in the country.

Tell us about the mandates of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON).
The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) was established by the Architects (Registration, etc) Act CAP A19 the Laws of The Federation of Nigeria 2004.

12 Universities Qualify To Train Architects – ARCON

Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) said only 12 universities in the country are qualified to award first and second degrees in architecture of all the 138 universities in the country.

Speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, the president of ARCON, Arch. Umaru Aliyu, stated that the council would soon publish the names of the Universities that have been approved by the council to run the programme.

Architects Condemn Preference For Foreign Building Experts

The Nigerian Institute of Architects has condemned the preference by government and corporate organisations for foreign professionals to handle building design and construction projects to the exclusion of their indigenous counterparts.

This, the institute said, had shown insufficient recognition of the competence and capacity of the Nigerian registered architect, and inappropriately showing undue preference for foreign practitioners, contrary to mandatory provisions in the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria Act.

Nigerian Government Earmarks $1.3b for Housing

Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, has said that the Nigerian government has earmarked about N200 billion (US$1.3 billion) for the provision of housing to Nigerians.

Declaring open the 4th Architects’ Colloquium with the theme: “Architecture and the Nigerian Development Agenda IV-Sustainable Built Environment, ” at Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja on Tuesday, Sambo said that a N200 billion (about US$1.3 billion) loan facility would be provided for prospective beneficiaries through the Federal Mortgage Bank.