Article Number: DRJEIT21060549
Vol. 7(2), pp. 35-44, June 2020
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Original Research Article
Assessment of Challenges Facing Facility Managers in the Nigerian Industry
When we look around agencies in Nigeria it will reveal to one that there is a lack of commitment towards maintenance and management of the existing facilities, and this has failed the efforts of various governments in the provision of infrastructural amenities. Governments have been committing resources in the provision of infrastructures that are not properly managed and therefore collapse or become obsolete within a very short period of time. This has caused serious concern to all and sundry. The efforts of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund have shown how costly it is to carry out rehabilitation of these infrastructures. This has necessitated the need of finding lasting solutions that will cover maintenance and management of these facilities; hence this has necessitated the research on “An Assessment of challenges facing Facility Managers in the Nigerian Industry”. The research is therefore aimed at identifying the challenges being faced by Facility Managers so as to identify how the challenges would be overcome. The study employed questionnaires in obtaining data. Study results have shown that there are two challenges “Internal” and “external” being faced by Facility Managers in the industry. The Internal challenges are those that can be managed and control by Facility Managers themselves while the External challenges are those that cannot be controlled and managed by Facility Managers. The result has also shown that the significant role being played by professionals in the Industry requires a general policy and attitude change in the discharge of their duty in order to move forward to meet up with the task and challenges in discharging the trust vested on Facility Managers.
Keywords: Maintenance, management, facility managers, facility management, construction