What We Do


We safeguard the interest of our members and obtain from Government Departments, Public Bodies, and Professionals Societies, Manufacturers' and Merchants' Associations, officials or thereof, fair and equitable treatment in relation to conditions of tendering, bills of quantities, conditions of contract, specification, supply of materials and in any other way.

Collective Bargaining

On behalf of our Members, we negotiate the minimum terms and conditions of service for employees in the construction industry through the National Joints Industrial Council (NJIC) with Junior and Senior Unions. This NJIC agreement is used as a reference point by the Government and other Stakeholders.


We provide early insight into impact of upcoming legislative changes and advocate on behalf of our Members. We secure for our Members the greatest possible freedom in the conduct of their business. We protect our members from attack and secure mutual support and co-operation in dealing with demands made by or upon our members either individually or collectively.



We are the reference point for sustained excellence in the Nigerian Construction Industry. FOCI's interaction with Members companies has resulted in the maintenance of sound practices, respect for ethics and stability. We organise seminars and trainings to share best practices. We provide advice, guidance and support to our Members on employment law and employees relations amongst others. We also continually strive to improve available skills in the industry through:

  • a. Murtala Rahmat Mohammed Scholarship Award for undergraduates in Building and Civil Engineering in Public University in Nigeria.
  • b. Skills improvement for Artisans in the Construction Industry.

National Joint Industrial Council

One of the principal reasons for the formation of FOCI was the need for collective action in the fixing of wages and other industrial relations matters. The Federation had the distinction of being the first industrial group to evolve a National Joint Industrial Council in Nigeria, a phenomenon which has now been accepted nationwide.