DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 331) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

“APPROVED WINDOW SIZE FOR ALL HOUSES IN NIGERIA AND PUNISHMENT FOR OFFENDERS”.

In order to prevent nuisance and to maintain environmental health standards, any room in any premises in any part of Nigeria, must have window openings that are not less than one-eight (1/8) of the floor area. Such window must be positioned to allow direct sunlight and fresh air from outside.

To put no window or a window lesser than the approved measurement is a crime. It is punishable with a fine not more than #50,000.00 for individuals but #250,000 for corporate bodies or an imprisonment for 6 months. Where an offender is not a first time offender, there will be no option of fine.

My authorities are;
1. Regulations 7, 13 and 108 of the National Environmental Health Practice Regulations, 2016 and
2. Sections 3, 7, 27 and 29 of the Environmental Health Officers (Registration etc) Act, 2002. Both authorities are downloadable for free at LearnNigerianLaws.com

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