President Buhari Signs Executive Order 11 on Maintenance of Public Buildings

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President Buhari Signs Executive Order 11 on Maintenance of Public Buildings. President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed Executive Order 11, which mandates the government to establish maintenance of public infrastructure, into law.

The new law was signed shortly before the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, commenced.

President Buhari directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government (MDAs) to put in place maintenance departments in position with the provisions of the new Executive Order.

He maintained that the order offers full legal backing to the Nigeria’s National Maintenance Policy, following previous approval by the Federal Executive Council, adding that the government had already started with the policy by commencing renovations on some of its buildings, like the Federal Secretariat Abuja and 24 others across the country.

“Since the approval of the policy by the Federal Executive Council, the federal government has consciously started the implementation of maintenance of strategic facilities like the federal secretariat Abuja and federal secretariats in 24 states of the federation, where at least 40 people are now daily employed in each of those 24 secretariats.

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“In order to ensure the fullest implementation and impact of the policy, it is my pleasure to sign this Executive Order that ties maintenance direct to our economy.

“By this Order, I expect Ministries, Departments and Agencies to set out and ensure the operation of their maintenance departments and make necessary procurements for their maintenance in accordance with the provisions of the public procurement act,” President Buhari said.

The President Buhari reiterated that the that the maintenance of public facilities go beyond the aspect of culture, but it is an economy, because it provides employment opportunities for some Nigerians, and thus, the maintenance policy must be utilised.

He maintained that the order offers full legal backing to the Nigeria’s National Maintenance Policy, following previous approval by the Federal Executive Council, adding that the government had already started with the policy by commencing renovations on some of its buildings, like the Federal Secretariat Abuja and 24 others across the country.

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“Since the approval of the policy by the Federal Executive Council, the federal government has consciously started the implementation of maintenance of strategic facilities like the federal secretariat Abuja and federal secretariats in 24 states of the federation, where at least 40 people are now daily employed in each of those 24 secretariats.

“In order to ensure the fullest implementation and impact of the policy, it is my pleasure to sign this Executive Order that ties maintenance direct to our economy.

“By this Order, I expect Ministries, Departments and Agencies to set out and ensure the operation of their maintenance departments and make necessary procurements for their maintenance in accordance with the provisions of the public procurement act,” President Buhari said.

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The President of Nigeria has reiterated that the that the maintenance of public facilities go beyond the aspect of culture, but it is an economy, because it provides employment opportunities for some Nigerians, and thus, the maintenance policy must be utilised.


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