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News Published in January 2015

DIRECTORATE OF PHYSICAL PLANNING

The establishment of this Unit was a product of National University Commission (NUC) policy recommendation to all Universities that this Office should be created as a Unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for the purpose of direct supervision by the Chief Executive. At the inception of this University in 1988, the Physical Planning Unit was created along side with other units until 2010 when it became a Directorate.

The Directorate is responsible for the Physical development; planning, coordinating, monitoring, processing and evaluation of overall physical development and space management of the University according to the University Master Plan for an orderly and well coordinated development.

The Directorate consists of various inter-disciplines in the construction industry and can be classified into the following Units:

Architecture

Planning/Estate Management

Engineers (Surveying, Civil and Structural Engineers)

Quantity Surveying

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

 

The major activities of the Directorate including the following:-

  1. Preliminary works on new projects including siting, surveying and supervisions.
  2. Providing briefs on all new projects by liaising with the User Departments and relevant units of the University.
  3. Co-coordinate and supervise the activities of all Consultants on University projects.
  4. Collation and evaluation of tender report and selection of Consultants and Contractors.
  5. Make recommendations on the appointment of Consultants and Contractors.
  6. Continuously plan, coordinate, monitor, process and evaluate the physical implementation of the University Master Plan.
  7. Prepare necessary Due Process and Procurement papers for the projects execution.
  8. Prepare necessary documents for submission to the National Universities Commission, Central Bank, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and other funding/donor organizations.
  9. Prepare routine progress reports at regular on all Capital projects.
  10. May serve as Consultant on minor projects.

Profile of the Ag.Head - Arc. Babatunde Adenrele Anasanwo

 

Arc Babatunde Adenrele Anasanwo was born on 1st June, 1962 in Wusasa, Zaria. A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with degrees of B.Sc Hons (Architecture) and M. Sc (Architecture) 1986.

Member of some professional and academic bodies namely:- Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Architects’ Registration Council (ARCON) and Association of Architectural Educators (AARCHES) and recently an alumnus of Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) Israel.

In additional, he has varies and many years experience in Architecture and Project Administration outside and within the University system. Projects handled recently are:- ICT Resource Center; 750 Seater Laboratory Complex; 1000 seater Lecture Theatre; Entrepreneurship Center Building; Vice –Chancellor Lodges Complex; 2500 Seater Auditorium etc.

Aside from Technical and Professional duties, he is also engaged in other administrative assignments and committees compatible with Physical planning and Development.

DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Short history of the Directorate

 

The University Governing Council out of strong conviction and taking cognizance of importance and role of conducive Environment in actualizing the mandate of the University established the Directorate of Environmental Management in 2008 and saddled it with responsibility of developing and enhancing the natural and physical Landscape of the University Campus to achieve a cleaner, healthier, greener and aesthetic environment conducive for teaching, research and well being of the members of the University Community. The pioneer Director was the Late Mr. A.A. Fetuga, while the incumbent Director is Mr E.A. Bankole.

 

Activities of the Directorate:

In order to fulfill its mandate, the Directorate has two (2) Operational Units which are, Sanitation and Parks and Garden Unit.

 

Sanitation Unit

The Unit through the engagement of Private Service Provider (Building Cleaning Contractor) sees to the sanitation and cleaning of all the University Buildings, ensuring professionalism by the contractors and strict adherence to details through its supervisory role. The unit ensures the daily picking of liters, sweeping of roads, walkways and de-silting of drainages. As part of its responsibility the Sanitation Unit from time to time also carries out fumigation of buildings and facilities in the Campus.

 

Parks & Gardens Unit

 

The Unit is responsible for design, establishment and maintenance of lawns and hedges in the campus. This is achieved through both in-house-sourcing of horticultural plants from the Directorates Horticultural Plant Nursery and out-sourcing from other plant nursery. This singular initiative of raising bulk of our seedlings has saved the University a huge sum of fund, as about 70% of our ornamental plants are raised from the Directorate’s Horticultural Plant Nursery. The Units also see to the continuous establishment of shade trees around building and open grounds within the Campus and this has lead to the planting of over 1,500 shade trees in recent time. The Units with the fleet of machineries and equipment carries out day to day operations in maintaining the campus greenery and also take the Horticultural students both undergraduate and post graduate through practicals in Nursery operations, landscape establishment and maintenance.

The Directorate with effective utilization of the human and material resources available to her has recorded some achievement in the transformation process of the FUNAAB Campus landscape, some of which are listed below;

  1. Re-establishment of the FUNAAB Main Gate lawn
  2. Establishment of hedges along the Ceremonial Road
  3. Establishment of hedges along Senate-COLVET walkway
  4. Establishment of hedges along COLENG – Students Centre walkway
  5. Landscaping of Directorate of Sport and Health Services Buildings
  6. Planting of 1,500 shade trees around the university campus
  7. Establishment and planting up of shade trees, hedges and spot plants at the proposed FUNAAB Jubilee Park.
  8. Establishment and maintenance of INHURD landscape and planting of 100 shade trees
  9. Development of FUNAAB Staff School sport field and establishment of shade trees within the school’s compound
  10. Regular fumigation and pest control of student hostels and Offices
  11. Routine pest control and fumigation within the campus

 

Profile of the Director

 

Mr. E. A. Bankole the current Director of the Directorate of Environmental management, joined the University workforce in April 1995. He is a product of Colleges of Agriculture Akure and Ibadan. He also holds a Masters Degree in Crop Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure and a Professional Diploma holder in Landscape Design and Management from the Galilee International Management Institute, Israel. He contributed immensely to the transformation of the FUNAAB Environment Landscape, since his appointment first as Administrator, Acting Director and the Director of the Directorate, he has utilized his vast experience in ornamental horticulture to change the face of the University environment through proper landscape design, establishment and management, to the delight and toast of not only the members of the University Community, but also, to the admiration of visitors to the University alike.

Other Achievements

 

The Directorate among other responsibilities re-established the Nimbe Adedipe Library frontage lawn and planting of its hedges, established hedges along the Ceremonial Road, carried out lawn and hedges enhancement around the Senate building and the fumigation of the entire Senate building.

In our bid to increase the tree plant population on the Campus, the Directorate planted one thousand five hundred (1,500) shade trees around the campus landscape, a wood lot to serve as future relaxation spot was established at the FUNAAB Jubilee Park and further enhancement planting up of the Park.

The Directorate from time to time took both the undergraduate and post graduate students of the Department of Horticulture through practical training in landscape establishment, maintenance, machinery handling and maintenance and labour management. Apart from serving as the Secretariat to the Nigeria Institute of Landscape Horticulturist (NILH) Ogun State Chapter, the Directorate hosted the National Executive Council meeting of the body in 2014.

Another major achievement recorded by the Directorate was the celebration of the year 2014 World Environmental Day on 5th June 2014, during which a public lecture was delivered and in attendance were secondary schools from across the state and an impressive attendance by the University Community. The Celebration was rounded-up with tree planting exercise by invited schools and dignitaries at the occasion.

CENTRE OF THE WEEK: Directorate of Internal Audit

Directorate of Internal Audit as an intergral part of the University carries out the oversight function of ensuring that the internal controls set in place by management are adhered to.
Internal control were means the whole system of controls financial and otherwise established by management for the purpose of maintaining the business of the organisation in an orderly and efficient manner.  It is primarily targeted at ensuring adherence to management policies, safeguard the assets and secure as much as possible the completeness and accuracy of records.
For ease of coordination of her activities the directorate consists of seven units:

  • Expenditure Control Unit
  • Treasury unit
  • Price Intelligence/monitoring unit
  • Payroll and Personnel matters
  • Investment and Cost Centres unit
  • College Finance unit
  • INHURD Audit unit

The activities of the Directorate includes:

  • Pre and Post payment audit of all financial transactions of the University.
  • Verification of all Supplies/Purchases in various units, Department, Directorates, Colleges and Centres.
  • Ensuring adequate security of University Assets by making sure that an up to date record of all fixed Assets are kept in the Asset Register domiciled in all units, Departments, Centres, Directorate and Colleges.
  • Ensuring adequate security of University Assets by making sure that all university Assets are inscribed with the University’s name.
  • Monitoring of On-going capital projects within the university.
  • Ensuring that due process is followed in the award of contracts.
  • Verifying whether financial transactions in the University passed the three test of due process namely:
  • Process is right
  • Winner is right
  • Cost is right.
  • Monitoring of procurement through the Price Intelligence monitoring Unit which has assisted the University in making a lot of savings.
  • Monitoring of cash advances which has created awareness leading to quick response to retirement of cash advances by the University staff members.
  • Vouching of payroll and wages listing to ensure that salary payments are error free thereby enhancing the integrity of the payroll system.
  • Monitoring of minor works awarded to physical planning and works & services units to ensure value for money is claimed.
  • Monitoring of Farm activities both in COBFAS and DUFARMS.
  • Effective monitoring of all foreign grants awarded for research by Foreign Donors to ensure operation within the guidelines and agreement of Donor bodies.
  • Improvement of Accounting System in FUNIS and staff school and discouragement of instalmental payment of school fees.
  • Monitoring of students fees – Post UTME, Acceptances fees, School fees, Hostel fees etc.

DIRECTOR’S PROFILE

The Ag. Head, Internal Audit is Mr. Amubode, Olufisayo Oladayo.  He joined the services of the University on 4th December 1992 as Higher Executive Officer (Internal Audit).  He rosed through the ranks to become the Deputy Director, Internal Audit in February 2012 and was appointed Acting Head of the Directorate in June 2014.
He is a Chartered Accountant and full member of Institute of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria.  He is a graduate of Accounting from Joseph Ayo Babalola University and also possesses Masters of Business Administration from University of Ado-Ekiti.
He is happily married to Dr. (Mrs) Amubode Adetoun Adedotun who is the current Head of Department, Home Science and Management of College of Food Science and Human Ecology of this great University.