An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Maintenance Strategy in Housing Estates in Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria

Agbodike Chinedu Chigozie, Anifowose Kamaldeen Jide


This paper examines the effectiveness of the adopted maintenance strategy in Igala and General Abdulsalam Housing Estates in Gusau, Zamfara state of Nigeria. The study reviewed existing works on Maintenance and utilized a structured questionnaire, which was administered on the residents of the two (2) housing estates, built by the state government and given out on owner occupier basis. Data analysis shows that out of the three (3) strategies mapped out for consideration in the estates, 61.5% of the respondents went with corrective maintenance strategy. The results further revealed that 38.4% of the respondents maintained their buildings whenever fault is detected. And also about 59.6% of the respondents used more that N53, 000 on maintenance of their buildings on yearly basis; hence the level of maintenance was high with 38.5% when compared with the percentages of the other variables. This paper concluded that the corrective maintenance strategy was effective but requires more augmentation.

Keywords: Assessment, Effectiveness, Maintenance Strategy, Housing Estates.

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