The Federal Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Association of Engineering Craftsmen have elevated and inducted a total of 334 artisans to the level of qualified craftsmen .
Minister of Works and Housing , Babatunde Fashola , who inducted the 334 persons in Abuja , said the move would curb quackery in the engineering and building construction sectors .
Fashola said the Federal Government recently approved the Public Building Maintenance Policy to create opportunities for artisans in the built environment .
He said by inducting the artisans as craftsmen , their performances were expected to be enhanced .
The minister , who was represented by the Director , Engineering Services , FMWH , Julius Olunuola , said , “ It is therefore my honour and pleasure to induct the 334 artisans into the craftsmanship cadre .
“ I do believe that you will live up to the expectations of your new designation by ensuring quality job delivery that will create the desired impact nationwide .
“ This is especially in ensuring value for money in engineering projects and adherence to professionalism in order to reduce quackery and corrupt practices in engineering works . ”
It was learnt that the 334 inductees were members of the Builders Construction and Skilled Artisan Association of Nigeria.