President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to Executive Order 11 on national public buildings maintenance.
Speaking shortly before appending his signature, President Buhari directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to set up maintenance departments in line with the provisions of the new Executive Order.
The President said the Order had now given legal backing to the country’s national maintenance policy, following its earlier approval by the Federal Executive Council.
He stated that the government had already started utilising the policy to give a face-lift to some of its buildings, such as the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, and 24 others spread across the country, where about 40 people now earn wages at each of the 24 secretariats.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Marian Benjamin, Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor