Hon. Minister of State for Works and Housing bags OSHAssociation UK Honourary Fellowship, seeks Collaboration with the Association in the Construction Sector
Following the need to ensure an effective safety management system in the construction and building sector, some of the executive members of OSHAssociation UK Nigeria Region visited the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Abuja recently.
The visit was led by the Nigerian regional President of the Association, Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed, Engr. Christian Onyibo and others to discuss challenging issues to ensuring safety best practices in the construction and building sectors in line with the Ministry’s agenda to ensure safety of workers at work sites.
The Honourable Minister, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, who received the delegates of the Association showed great appreciation to the leadership of the OSHAssociation in Nigeria region. He also sought for collaboration to strengthen the safety culture in the building and construction industries.
The regional president of the Association, Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed pointed out how timely it is to collaborate with the Ministry of Works and Housing and conferred on the Honourable Minister an honorary Fellowship of the Association for his commitment towards promoting safety in the construction sector. He stated that collaborating with the Association will help to boost the safety status and improve the safety knowledge of the workforce in the Ministry.
The Minister thanked the executive members for their visit and went further to assure them of the Ministry’s collaboration, which would foster a closer relationship between the two bodies and help to ensure that there is a total Compliance to safety culture among the entire staff of the Ministry. “safety is very critical in our sector, therefore we shall be working closely with the Association to increase the productivity of the employees and the field engineers“. the Minister stated.
The Ministry of Works and Housing is one of the Federal Government Ministries that requires strong safety advocacy and awareness creation. Hence, collaborating with OSHAssociation as one of the critical stakeholders in this aspect will assist the government proactively.