Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management

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Maintenance management sourcing strategies and the condition of tertiary institution buildings in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria

O Faremi, O Adenuga, J Ameh


In the face of the deplorable state of buildings across the various tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the need to deploy appropriate maintenance management strategy cannot be overemphasized. However, sourcing decision for maintenance services remains a tough one for decision makers as different sourcing option suit different scenario. This study examines maintenance management sourcing strategy used in tertiary institutions and investigates the extent to which the physical and functional conditions of buildings are determined by the choice of maintenance strategy. A survey of fifteen tertiary institutions in Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria was conducted. Structured questionnaire was administered to seventy-five (75) respondents comprising maintenance staff and users of tertiary institutions within the study area. A total of fifty-six (56) questionnaires were found to duly completed and useful representing 75% response rate. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools including, frequency tables, mean and independent samples T-test were employed to analyze collected data. The results revealed that out of the thirty (30) maintenance services investigated, thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) maintenance services had better physical and functional condition under insourced and outsourced maintenance strategies respectively. Also, there was no significant difference in the physical and functional conditions of tertiary institution buildings maintained through insourcing and outsourcing strategies.  This study recommends various building elements and services that could be maintained under the insourcing and outsourcing maintenance management strategies respectively.

Keywords: In-sourcing, Outsourcing, Tertiary Institution, Buildings, Maintenance
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