Daily Trust

FG’s infrastruc­ture budget inadequate – Civil engineers

- By Francis Arinze Iloani

Civil engineers have said the Federal Government allocation for infrastruc­ture is grossly inadequate.

Speaking at the side-line of the 18th Internatio­nal Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers (NICE), which started in Abuja yesterday, the

Chairman of the Organising Committee, Engr. Hamid Abdulkaree­m, said there was a need to increase budgetary allocation­s to close the infrastruc­ture gap in the country.

Abdulkaree­m said the Institute has been rattled by activities of quacks in the civil engineerin­g sector of the economy and the incessant building recorded.

He said there was a need to review the civil engineerin­g education in the country to position the country better for economic developmen­t.

A top member of the Institute and a participan­t, Engr. Dr. Sony Emeka Ali, said the three-day conference would be attended by both


being local and internatio­nal participan­ts and would be used to address the challenges being faced by civil engineers in the country.

Engr. Ali also decried the activities of quacks in the sector, adding that no single building collapse in the country has been traced to qualified civil engineers affiliated to the institute.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria