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Nigeria commits to revamping infrastructure ? Minister

Nigerian government has reiterated its commitment to rebuild the nation's infrastructure in the areas of housing and roads across the country.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made this known at the 2018 Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) International Conference held in Abuja.

Dr Onu assured the agency of the Ministry's support in its quest to embark on the necessary research and innovation needed to build high quality and less expensive roads and houses in the country.

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is determined to support NBRRI in its important task to embark on the necessary research and innovation needed to build high quality and less expensive roads and houses in the country. This can be achieved through intensifying research on the use of locally available materials for the construction of both roads and houses in Nigeria.

Earlier in his presentation, tagged: Building and Road Infrastructure as Tools for Environmentally Sustainable Development in Nigeria, the Director-General of NBRRI, Professor Danladi Matawal, said the construction sector would create opportunities for collection of global and local challenges including climate change, land use, demographic shifts, as well as water and other resource scarcities.

Source: Voice of Nigeria