Easing Lock Down: Development control department issues guidelines on construction sites


The Development Control Department of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released guidelines with regards to the easing of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) lockdown in the FCT.

A statement signed by Town Planner Mukhtar Galadima, the Director, Development Control, directed all owners of all construction sites (including public institution sites) to ensure full compliance with the guidelines in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the FCT.

According to the statement, “The concerned entities are hereby urged to be guided and ensure full compliance to the Guidelines in order to avoid the relevant sanctions which include sealing of sites and possible prosecution”.

The statement added, “For the purpose of clarity, the Guidelines are states below:

  1. a)    All construction sites must provide facilities for hand washing tor all workers and visitors, this includes additional provision of alcohol- based sanitizers.
  1. b)    All workers on construction sites must observe social/physical distancing of not less than 2 meters, including other relevant safety measures.
  1. c)    All workers and visitors to construction sites are required to compulsorily wash and sanitize their hands prior to entering and leaving the sites.
  1. d)    Construction sites of a single structure (Residential Building) shall not have more than 8 Nos workers.
  1. e)    Construction sites of a single structure (Commercial Building) shall not have more than 15 Nos workers.
  1. f)      Construction sites of multiple structures (Major Commercial/ Residential Estate) shall not have more than 35 Nos workers or as may be determined by the Council.

The Director then urged the general public to report any contravention of the provision(s) of this Guidelines by any construction site(s) to the Department of Development Control for prompt action.


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