MFF embracing a culture of innovation

MFF embracing a culture of innovation

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4 MFF innovations | Funmi Odia

  1. Quality control of project delivery

100% Inspections

Following queries raised during site meetings on GL3B projects and the frequent requests for
rework, ED Projects directed that a 100% assessment be undertaken by PMO on the housing units
and all infrastructure components on GL3B phase 1. All defects recorded were to be corrected
before final payment to artisans. Furthermore, phase 2 housing and infrastructure would be
assessed from super structure onwards to ensure that corrective work was done before the
finishing stage.

Continuous improvement of PRODEL

A 2-day plumbing, and electrical training was organized for PRODEL by the MTH unit of the
organization. The modules taught were communication and teamwork, plumbing theory and
practical’s, electrical theory and practical’s. Lessons learnt from the practical classes was inputted
into the lessons learnt repository. It was recommended that a refresher course be held at the start
of the next project, store and procurement should be included and other building trades should be
incorporated.

Training session in progress

  1. N1 million house

This is an incremental shell studio unit of 25m 2 with kitchen and bathroom with a construction cost
of $2,500. The cost includes foundations for the 2-bed increment and additional foundations to
make the house a 4-bed unit. This cost excludes land and infrastructure costs. This is a starter
house and with government funding can be replicated in urban areas and offered to qualified
Nigerian youth. A studio, 2 bed and finished studio prototypes have been constructed on zone zero.

N1 million starter house

  1. Zone zero

Zone zero is a land parcel left over in planning and consists of 70 plots of various sizes which were
offered for sale. The sizes are 50×100, 50×50, and 50×25. Infrastructure provided are road layout
and storm water drainage only. The power supply to GL3B estate is located at the edge of the
project. The plots are attractive because the land documents and beacons are in place;
furthermore, there is a semblance of order.

  1. Policies and tests

Inductions are held in MFF twice a year. Tests were introduced about 2 years ago to measure staff
comprehension of MFF vision, mission and policies. Following a recent process audit, two staff
policies were earmarked for scrutiny. Tests were administered during staff meeting on an agreed
date. The tests have now been taken online with test results available immediately. This has
resulted in efficiency of resources and time.

Rapt attention during induction session