Again, the issue of lack or absence of a maintenance culture has been described as the bane of many infrastructural decay being witnessed across the country.
A facility management expert, Engr. Afolabi Adedeji, stated this recently while speaking to journalists in Lagos.
According to him, most Nigerians do not imbibe the maintenance culture required to drive the management of public, and to a large extent, private properties.
He added, “it is quite unfortunate, that most Nigerians don’t have the mentality of seeing that the maintenance of any utility should be of paramount importance to them. We see the culture of maintenance as too cumbersome to imbibe”.
He frowned at a situation where after a facility had been commissioned, the next thing on the mind of the people, is how to move on with the building of another facility .
Adedeji who is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE),added that unless Nigerians imbibed the maintenance culture, most, if not all our public utilities, would continue to waste away.
He took a swipe at the Federal Government for abandoning most federal projects in Lagos State following the relocation of the seat of government to Abuja.
According to him, the state of most of the abandoned Federal Government’s owned properties across the country was worrisome, adding that this unpleasant development had resulted in huge economic losses for government.