Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport

Ministry of Works


1. The Ministry of works and Transport was created during the colonial era. It was then known as Public Works Department (PWD). The Ministry has since that time undergone several nomenclatural changes from Public Works Department to Ministry of Works, Land and Survey; Ministry of Work, Housing and Transport and now Ministry of Works and Transport , but its functions basically remain the same i.e. provision of social services such as roads, buildings etc.
2. Ministry of Works and Transport being service oriented is charged with the following responsibilities:
I. Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Government of Government Projects and Supervision of same if awarded on contract.
II. Coordinating and liaising with Consultants engaged by Government for implementation of Projects in the fields of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Works as well as Public Building.
III. Furnishing of Government Offices and Quarters.
IV. General environment up-keep of the State Secretariat.
V. Maintenance of Government Quarter, Plants and Equipment.
VI. Construction and Maintenance of all State and Rural Roads as well as water way structures.
VII. Supervision of relevant Parastatals of the state Government such as Nasarawa Transport Services.
VIII. Renders Technical and Professional advice to the Governing councils of the Tertiary Institutions as well as Local Government Council, State Ministries and other Agencies of the State Government.
IX. Liaises with all Federal Government Agencies in matters relating to Civil, Electrical and Building Projects being executed in the state by the Federal Government.
X. Provides Vehicle Inspection and Fire Fighting Services
XI. Liaises with the State and ministerial Tenders Board as well other Government Agencies with a view to Planning, Designing, Constructing and Maintenance and /or supervising the execution of their projects.

Structure of the Ministry:

In order to effectively carry out the above stated functions, the Ministry of Works and Transport which has total staff strength of 300 is structured into the following departments:
I. Administration and Supply
II. Building
III. Civil Engineering
IV. Electrical Engineering
V. Mechanical
VI. Planning, Research and Statistics
VII. Finance and Accounts

In addition to above, the Ministry also supervise the activities of Nasarawa Transport Services



To continue to provide the policy guide and implement the State Government housing and Urban Development policies through effective development of safe, attractive and affordable houses, as well as the provision of basic urban infrastructure throughout the State.
Vision: To ensure that the State ranks among the most proactive sovereignty, within the geographical sub-region and the nation at large in the provision of houses for its citizenry and development of urban infrastructure.


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was established through an executive council conclusion No. NSC 8 (2000) on July 17, 2000 charged with the responsibility of implementing the State Government Housing and Urban Development Policies through the provision of Housing and urban infrastructure.

Aims & Objectives

The major aims and objectives of the Ministry are:
I. To implement the State Government Housing and Urban Development Policies through the provision of Housing design, supervision of new public building projects of the state and monitoring of urban development project in the state.
II. The Ministry also serves as a parent to a parastatal attached to her : Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB)
III. Oversees the activities of multilateral assisted programs and projects in housing and urban development.
The Ministry is structured into six departments, namely:-
I. Administration and Supplies
II. Public Building
III. Engineering Services
IV. Finance and Accounts
V. Urban Development
VI. Planning, Research and Statistics