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Engineer Olujobi

Head of Department


The Works Department traces its roots back to the founding year of University College Hospital, making it one of the oldest departments created at the institution’s inception. Here is a chronological account of the department’s leadership:

  1. Engr. W.S. Tyndall (1953 – 1961):    Founding head during the establishment of the department.
  2. Engr. L.T.T. Sullivan (1961 – 1967):
  3. Engr. G. Oduntan (1967 – 1982):
  4. J.A.O. Sholotan (1982 – 1984):
  5. Mr. C.R. Arimah (1984 – 1991):
  6. Engr. T.A. Lawore (1991 – 2007):
  7. Mr. P.O. Olaosun (2011 – 2015):      Underwent reforms and restructured as Total Facility Management Department.
  8. Engr. J. R. Iroko (2015 till date):      Expanded the department and introduced new units for improved operations.

In 2007, the Works Department underwent reforms under the Federal Government of Nigeria privatization policy, resulting in the scrapping of all units under the Works Department. This created a void in the engineering operational system, leading to challenges in performance. Some staff were retained as contract staff, but the contractors brought in were profit-driven, contributing to high running costs without achieving the desired gains.

Under the leadership of Prof. T.O. Alonge in 2011, recognizing the importance of engineering services, the department was reinstated and renamed Total Facility Management Department. Units such as the Estate Unit, Maintenance Unit, Capital Project Unit, and Transport Unit were reconstituted to manage various aspects of facility management

In April 2015, Mr. P.O. Olaosun became the Director of Administration, and Engr. J.R. Iroko was selected to head the Total Facility Management Department. Under his leadership, new units were introduced, increasing the total number to ten (10) units. This expansion aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness within the department.

The Total Facility Management Department continues to play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing various aspects of the hospital’s facilities, ensuring optimal functioning and service delivery.

The Works Department, formerly known as the Total Facility Management Department, comprises several units, each specializing in specific aspects of facility management and engineering services. As of the latest information, the current units within the department are:

  1. Estate Unit:

    • Responsibilities include the management and maintenance of the hospital’s real estate properties.
  2. Environmental Unit:

    • Focuses on environmental management and ensures compliance with health and safety standards.
  3. Electrical Unit:

    • Manages and maintains electrical systems, ensuring proper functioning throughout the hospital.
  4. Capital Project Unit:

    • Oversees and coordinates major capital projects within the hospital, including construction and renovations.
  5. Horticulture Unit:

    • Responsible for the cultivation and maintenance of hospital gardens and green spaces.
  6. Refrigerator & Air Conditioning Unit:

    • Manages and maintains refrigeration and air conditioning systems to ensure optimal performance.
  7. Telephone Unit:

    • Deals with the installation, maintenance, and management of telephone systems within the hospital.
  8. Transport Unit:

    • Manages the hospital’s transportation needs, including vehicle maintenance and logistics.
  9. Mechanical/Plumbing Unit:

    • Handles mechanical and plumbing systems, ensuring they function efficiently throughout the hospital.
  10. Water Treatment Unit:

    • Focuses on the treatment and management of water resources within the hospital.

On August 16, 2016, the hospital’s management decided to change the department’s name from Total Facility Management Department to Works Department. This decision aligns with conventional names used in government service rules.

The Works Department plays a crucial role in maintaining and managing the hospital’s infrastructure and facilities, ensuring they meet the required standards for the effective delivery of healthcare services.

Landmark achievement(s) by Units are:

The Estate Unit within the Works Department has accomplished several significant projects and renovations, contributing to the overall improvement of infrastructure and facilities at the hospital. Here is a list of landmark achievements by the Estate Unit:

  1. Renovation of School of Nursing Hall:

    • Successfully renovated the School of Nursing Hall, providing an improved and conducive learning environment.
  2. Construction of Modern Aluminium Shop at School of Nursing:

    • Built a modern aluminum shop at the School of Nursing, enhancing the facilities available for training and practical purposes.
  3. Aluminium Partitioning at Physiotherapy Department:

    • Implemented aluminum partitioning at the Physiotherapy Department, enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of the space.
  4. Construction of Modern Cubicles/Pay Point at Central Health Record:

    • Constructed modern cubicles and a pay point at the Central Health Record, improving workflow and service delivery.
  5. Renovation of Information Technology Department:

    • Successfully renovated the Information Technology Department, ensuring a conducive and up-to-date workspace.
  6. Replacement of Broken Glass and Ceilings Within Clinics and Wards:

    • Undertook the replacement of broken glass and ceilings in various clinics and wards, contributing to the overall safety and appearance of patient care areas.
  7. Renovation of Chemical Pathology for National Postgraduate Medical College Accreditation:

    • Renovated the Chemical Pathology department in preparation for the National Postgraduate Medical College accreditation.
  8. Re-Modification of Space to Resuscitation Room in Emergency Department:

    • Successfully re-modified a space to create a resuscitation room in the Emergency Department, enhancing emergency care capabilities.
  9. Re-Construction of Collapse Perimeter Fence:

    • Reconstructed a collapsed perimeter fence, improving security and the overall aesthetic of the hospital premises.
  10. Construction/Repair of Tables and Chairs Within Clinics and Wards:

    • Undertook construction and repair work on tables and chairs within various clinics and wards, ensuring comfortable and functional patient care areas.
  11. Construction of Work Station in Finance and Accounts:

    • Constructed a work station in the Finance and Accounts department, improving administrative efficiency.
  12. Fixing of Burglary in Children and Adolescent Ward and Specific Areas:

    • Addressed security concerns by fixing burglary in the Children and Adolescent Ward and specific areas within the hospital.
  13. Attending to Job Requisitions:

    • Regularly attended to job requisitions, addressing various maintenance and construction needs throughout the hospital.
  14. Painting of Microbiology in Preparation for Accreditation:

    • Painted the Microbiology department in preparation for accreditation, ensuring compliance with quality standards.
  15. Attending to Letters/Chief Medical Director’s Instructions:

    • Responded to letters and Chief Medical Director’s instructions promptly, ensuring effective communication and task execution.
  16. Renovation of Public Private Partnership Laboratory:

    • Renovated the Public Private Partnership laboratory in preparation for their three-year anniversary.
  17. Re-Modification of Assistant Director Clinical Nursing OTCHEW/Accident and Emergency Department:

    • Re-modified the space for the Assistant Director Clinical Nursing in the OTCHEW/Accident and Emergency Department.
  18. Renovation of Director of Administration Office:

    • Successfully renovated the office of the Director of Administration, providing a conducive workspace.
  19. Renovation of the Office of the Head of Instrument:

    • Renovated the office of the Head of Instrument, ensuring a suitable and functional working environment.
  20. Renovation of X-ray Unit in Accident and Emergency:

    • Renovated the X-ray unit in the Accident and Emergency department, enhancing diagnostic capabilities.
  21. Construction of Police Post in Dental Centre Clinics:

    • Constructed a police post in the Dental Centre Clinics, contributing to the overall security of the hospital.
  22. Completion of Public Toilet:

    • Successfully completed the construction of a public toilet, improving facilities for both patients and staff.

(a)       Improve uninterrupted power supply

(b)       Prompt attention to job requests as a result of proper supervision

(c)       Upgrading of some electrical networks

(a)       Raising of the water level in the Dandaru Dam by blocking the spillway at a lower cost

(b)       Periodical clearing of dirt and silt from the spilling

This unit takes care of internal and external transportation of both staff and patients.

Maintenance of PABS Telephone equipment without maintenance agreement service with the supplier

  • Supervision and monitoring of renovation/rehabilitation of SE 4 phase 1and SW 4 phase 1
  • Supervision and monitoring of renovation/Extension of Blood Bank
  • Supervision and monitoring of renovation/reconstruction of Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Supervision and monitoring of space for Child Adolescent Psychiatric
  • Supervision and monitoring of construction of Sickle Cell Centre (Ongoing).
  • Supervision and monitoring of construction of Water Treatment Plant (Ongoing)
  • Supervision and monitoring of renovation/rehabilitation of HOR II (Pending)
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities for construction of offices for Radiotherapy Department
  • Attending site meeting of all the Capital Project
  • Measuring the land allocated for Mercy C.I.C.S. Limited, UCH
  • Measuring the land to build a warehouse – Datof golden Heritage Limited, Coke Mega Depot Centre
  • Measuring the land allocated for construction Bakery building to Favour (Staff) C.I.C.S. Ltd., UCH

Contributing to the existent of hospital Management and our section at large towards prompt responsibilities rendering by meeting the expansion of utilities and sustaining maintenance. Also, reticulation of water system within the hospital premises

  • Beautification of School of Nursing and its environs
  • Completion of hedges planting within the hospital especially circular roads.
  • Uprooting, trimming and cutting of endangered trees.
  • Clearing of junks from offices and environs
  • Clearing of the hospital perimeter fences.
  • Clearing and maintenance of bush in staff quarters, hospital premises all courtyards, South Campus and Intern Hostel
  • Maintenance of lawns within the Hospital and in the multipurpose hall
  • Replacement of plants in flower pots in some offices like Chief Medical Director, Director of Administration and Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee.

Repair of refrigerators and airconditioners in the hospital

Provision and Maintenance of Essential Services in Healthcare Facilities:

1. Electricity:


  • Assessment and Planning: Conduct a comprehensive assessment of electrical needs, plan installations based on usage, safety regulations, and backup power requirements.
  • Qualified Installation: Employ skilled electricians to install wiring, distribution panels, and emergency power systems following approved designs.


  • Routine Inspections: Regularly inspect electrical systems for wear, damage, and potential issues.
  • Testing and Calibration: Perform routine testing and calibration to ensure optimal performance.
  • Preventive Measures: Implement preventive maintenance schedules for equipment and system checks.
  • Upgrade as Needed: Upgrade systems to meet evolving needs and address safety concerns.


  • Emergency Response: Develop a rapid response plan for electrical failures or emergencies.
  • Prompt Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve faults promptly through systematic troubleshooting.
  • Component Replacement: Replace damaged components promptly to avoid disruptions.

2. Water:


  • Water Source Identification: Identify and plan for water sources, considering municipal supply, wells, or other sources.
  • Plumbing System Design: Develop plumbing system designs for effective water distribution, drainage, and sanitation.
  • Skilled Installation: Employ qualified plumbers for the installation of pipes, pumps, and distribution systems.


  • Regular Inspections: Conduct routine inspections for leaks, malfunctions, and pipe integrity.
  • Cleaning and Sanitation: Regularly clean and sanitize water storage tanks and distribution systems.
  • Pressure Monitoring: Monitor water pressure to ensure consistent flow to all areas.
  • Water Quality Testing: Periodically test water quality to meet health and safety standards.


  • Leak Detection and Repair: Promptly detect and repair leaks in the water distribution system.
  • Pump and Motor Maintenance: Address issues with pumps and motors to maintain water flow.
  • Emergency Response: Establish an emergency response plan for sudden water system failures.

3. Structures:


  • Architectural Planning: Develop architectural designs in line with facility needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Construction Planning: Plan construction activities, considering safety, timelines, and budgets.
  • Construction Oversight: Supervise construction to ensure adherence to design specifications and safety standards.


  • Regular Inspections: Conduct regular inspections to identify wear and tear on the facility’s structure.
  • Surface Maintenance: Perform painting and repairs to protect against weathering and corrosion.
  • Roof and Foundation Checks: Inspect and maintain roofs and foundations to prevent damage.


  • Emergency Response: Respond promptly to structural damage due to accidents or natural disasters.
  • Reinforcement Measures: Reinforce structures to meet safety standards and regulations.
  • Renovation and Refurbishment: Undertake renovations and refurbishments to enhance facility structures.

General Practices:

  • Training Programs: Provide regular training for maintenance and technical staff to keep them updated on technologies and safety protocols.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Adhere to local and national regulations governing installations.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain detailed records of installation, maintenance, and repair activities for future reference and audits.
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