This Day (Lagos)

7 August 2012

Nigeria: FCT - FCTA Commences E-Vetting of Building Plans

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Department Control has commenced electronic vetting (e-vetting) of all submitted building drawings in line with the decision of the FCT Administration to fast-track all the processes of building plan approval in Abuja.

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed disclosed this Tuesday as one of the policy deliberations at the monthly FCT Operations Briefing Session in Gwarinpa, Abuja on Monday.

Mohammed noted that with the introduction of e-vetting, all building plan approval processes are now being captured in the Development Control Information System (DevCis) which is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

According to him, physical files are gradually being withdrawn to keep faith with new ways of improving delivery to the residents of the Federal Capital Territory in line with what is obtainable in other advanced cities across the globe.

"I appeal to the residents to cooperate with the government in order to take Abuja to the next level; as FCT Administration has the mandate of improving the services being rendered to the residents of the Federal Capital Territory," he said.

"The FCT Administration in collaboration with the entire residents of the Federal Capital Territory has a collective responsibility to continually improve on all service delivery in consonance with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan," he added.

The Minister said that within this period under review, the FCTA has been able to approve 138 building plans and a total number of 95 setting out/stage applications.

It will be noted that a building plan in this regard encompasses planning to conform to development control regulations, site assessment report, architectural design, structural drawings, electrical engineering drawings as well as mechanical drawings.

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