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Directorate of Works

Engr. Anietie Ekanem is a registered Mechanical Engineer with the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Calabar, a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management) from the University of Benin, Benin City, Advance HSE from the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, Ogunu, Warri, Delta State. He is a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Member of Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE).

He has over thirteen (13) years working experience in the field of engineering maintenance. Engr. Ekanem has served as a maintenance Engineer at Delta steel Company Aladja-Warri, Delta State, Field Engineer at Net Global System International, a subsidiary of Intels group, Oil and gas free Zone, Port of Warri, Delta State and as a Technical Stock Controller at Nsik Engineering Company Ltd, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Currently, He is the Acting Director of Works, Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi (FUTIA), Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.


Directorate of works is an engineering outfit of the university, created from the inception of the University to see to the provision and maintenance of University properties including infrastructural facilities and equipment, which would improve life within the Campus. The Department is headed by the Director of Works who is responsible to the Vice Chancellor on issue relating to provision, operations and maintenance of facilities on Campus.


The Director of Works coordinates the activities of all the other Technical units in the Directorate. The activities are closely linked with that of the Physical Planning who supervise all new construction works and hand over such to the Directorate for proper maintenance.

The administrative unit takes care of day-to-day administration of the Directorate. All requests from various segments of the University are processed in this office of the Director where requisition for maintenance and other jobs are treated and assigned to officers through the Unit Heads who most often carry out inspection and prepare estimate of the needed materials for jobs. The estimate are subsequently vetted and confirmed to be in order before being forwarded to management for approval. Upon securing approval, the materials are procured and such jobs are executed in conjunction with the Internal Audit and the user who confirm the executed job to his satisfaction at the end of the exercise.

  1. Specialized Technical Team of professionals
  2. Committed to well-being of staff and students
  3. Daily and routine maintenance activities


The Services of the Directorate are grouped under various units;


Civil/Building Unit:

This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving buildings, carpentry, plumbing/masonry and sign writing/painting.

Electrical/Electronics Unit:

This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving electrical systems in the University.

Mechanical Unit (Heavy Duty):

This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving diesel engine generators and heavy duty vehicles. 

Mechanical Unit: (Light Duty)

This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving petrol engine generators, petrol engine vehicles, welding, refrigeration and air-conditioning system, panel beating works and auto-electrical works.


Upkeep of the University fleet of vehicles. Ensuring logistics and transportation to officials and community.

Landscape Unit/Campus Cleaning

  1. Clearing of grasses in and around the surroundings of major/strategic roads, schools, administration building areas, hostels, principal officers official residences, open field, lecture halls, staff school, etc.
  2. Weeding of grasses around the foot of building, kerbs and car parks.
  3. Filling/mending of pot holes on roads within the campus.
  4. Watering of ornamental flowers.
  5. Pruning/lawn mowing of grasses and ornamental hedge flowers.
  6. Cleaning/arrangement of seats in all University organized programmes/ceremonies.
  7. Desilting of drains to the campus road network.
  8. Landscaping of University’s main gate and its frontage.
  9. Planting of ornamental flowers and shed trees around the drive way and hostel environment.
  1. Engr. Anietie Archibong Ekanem, MNSE – Engineer I/Ag. Director


  1. Engr. Umana Akpan Udoh. MNSE – Engineer II/Ag Head, Mechanical unit (Light duty)


  1. Ubong Anthony Monday – Engineer II/Ag Head, Mechanical unit (Heavy



  1. Ubong Raymond Enang – Engineer II/Ag Head, Electrical/Electronic unit


  1. Uboh Joshua Richard – Engineer II/Ag Head, Civil/Structural Unit


  1. Okworo Sampson Gibson – Engineer II Electrical


  1. Nwanta Godson Arinze – Engineer II Civil/Structural


  1. Comfort Ibanga Edem – Information/Public Relations II/Secretary


  1. Daniel udoette Udoette – Generator Technician/Ag. Head, Landscape Unit


  1. Ekong Ofonime Ene – Carpenter


  1. Imo Miracle Augustine – Welder


  1. Emmanuel Ubong Abasiubong – Assistant Technical Attendant


  1. Ekpeno Sunday Umoetuk – Senior Driver


  1. Etim Bernard Effiong – Senior Driver


  1. Okwori John – Senior Driver


  1. Amos Ubong Akpan – Senior Driver


  1. Inyang Itoro Mfon – Senior Driver


  1. Utiofon Mbak Udo – Porter I


  1. Gordon Emmanuel Udofia – Porter I


  1. Ndifreke Udo Harry – Porter I


  1. Victor Bassey Itak – Porter I


  1. Comfort Udo Sunday – Porter I


  1. The major accomplishments of the Directorate since inception can be summarized as follows:

    • Constant monitoring and attendance to maintenance complaints on buildings in the University including plumbing and electrical installations.
    • Liaison with PHED for upgrading the shortfall in the public mains supply of electricity to the University, thereby ensuring more regular power supply.
    • Rehabilitation and continuous maintenance of all gen sets on campus to ensure uninterrupted power supply support to the University Community.
    • Constant water supply and bore hole maintenance.
    • Repairs of diesel and petrol fuel vehicles.
    • Maintenance works and rehabilitation of hostels, and official residences.
    • General cleaning of the University premises and maintenance of landscape and lawns.


Core Values


To provide effectively, efficiently, and safely total quality engineering works and services for delivering utilities to the University Community.





To build a maintenance department that will be responsive to the demands of the University and offer acceptable service delivery to its stakeholders.


1. To continuously exceed expectation limits, setting trending benchmarks that conform to global best practices in Works Services delivery.

2. To establish a modern technology-driven maintenance system rapid response to faults
3. To ensure total computerization of the department for effective performance


  1. Enhance outreach and accessibility of support services,
  2. Strengthen partnerships with academic departments and campus organizations,
  3. Implement innovative programs to promote student engagement and success