PREVALENCE OF FACTORS AFFECTING MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT OF PRISON FACILITIES IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA.

Ajayi, O ; Faremi, O.J ; Adenuga, O (2017-09-11)

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The prevalence of diverse factors affecting maintenance management determines the impact of such factors on the maintenance of prison facilities. This study investigates factors that affect the maintenance management of prison facilities in South-West, Nigeria. Questionnaires were used to collect data from the prison staff in the maintenance unit of all prisons situated in South-west, Nigeria. The statistical tools employed for the study were percentage, mean scores, kendall’s coefficient of concordance test of agreement. Result showed that deterioration due to age of facilities, overcrowding, inadequate plant and equipment for maintenance operations as well as inadequate training and development for prison maintenance staff are critical underlying factors. This result enabled the maintenance unit to identify the predominance factors. The study acknowledged the predominance barriers to implementation of satisfactory maintenance management. For better management of maintenance of prison facilities; study recommends that the government should provide all necessary maintenance and capital resources. Such as sufficient maintenance budgets, plant and equipment for maintenance operations and enabling policies that would ensure functionality of prison facilities.