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Federal Ministry of
Housing & Urban Development (FMHUD)
Federal Republic of Nigeria
(DIRECTOR PUBLIC BUILDING DEPARTMENT)
Nov
20
2023
ARC. IQUO LUCY UZODINMA (DIRECTOR PUBLIC BUILDING DEPARTMENT)

ARC. IQUO LUCY UZODINMA (DIRECTOR PUBLIC BUILDING & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT)


Arc Iquo Lucy Uzodinma (nee Udoiwod) was born on 23rd March, 1964 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.  She attended Hillside International Primary School (1970 – 1975) and Federal Government Girls College, Owerri 1975 – 1980 where she obtained her West African School Certificate (1980).  She proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology where she obtained B. Tech (Hons) Architecture 1985 and M.sc (Arch) 1987.

 

In 1989, she joined the service of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as Architect Grade 1 and rose to the rank of Director in 2020.  She has served in various capacity as Resident Architect, Project Architect and Chief Resident Architect.  Projects she was involved in during this period include:
•    Supervision of the construction of Administrative block, classrooms and science blocks of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku Rivers State;
•    Head of the Supervisory Team for the Construction of National Electoral Commission (now Independent National Electoral Commission Offices in the 24 Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
•    Coordinator, National Poverty Alleviation Programme (NAPEP) in Rivers State.
•    Member of the Supervisory Team on the completion and Renovation works at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Choba, Port Harcourt.
•    Member of the supervisory team on the completion and Renovation of Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.
•    Head of Supervisory team for the construction and Renovation jobs at the Unity Schools in Rivers State.

 

From 2010 to 2018 she worked as Federal Controller of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in charge of the Akwa Ibom State Field Office.  She also doubled as the Team Leader in the execution of the National Housing Programme.  As Federal Controller, she was the Representative of the Honourable Minister in the State interfacing with the State Government, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Akwa Ibom.  She was also the Administrative Head of the Field Headquarters in charge of staff and the running of the day to day business of the Ministry in Uyo.  Her other assignments include:
•    Ensuring the adherence to specific standards in construction and
•    Ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and special projects were executed properly.

 

In 2018 she was redeployed back to the Ministry’s Headquarters as Deputy Director (PBHD) and was appointed Zonal Director South East on the National Housing Programme in charge of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra State.  She was also involved in the design and supervision.

 

She was promoted as Director in 2020 and appointed Head of Department, Public Buildings and Housing Development where she oversees the activities of the Department.  As Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Sub-Committee on Housing, the relevant departments were able to harmonize their departmental contributions into a single document that gave birth to the Presidential Priorities and Ministerial Deliverables for 2023-2027.

 

Arc. Iquo Lucy Uzodinma is a registered Architect with Architect Registration Council of Nigeria ARCON, a member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) and fellow of the Institute.  She also has several fellowships and Awards.  These include:
•    Fellow of Certified Institute of Management FCIM
•    Fellow of Institute of Corporate Executives of Nigeria, FICE.
•    Fellow of Institute of Industrials.

FUNCTIONS OF THE PUBLIC BUILDING DEPARTMENT

FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department has the statutory responsibility to carry out the following functions:

⦁    Formulation and review of Federal Government policies and setting standards in the Housing Sector;

⦁    Coordinating the activities of other Government Agencies on issues pertaining to design and construction of Federal Government Public Buildings and Housing;

⦁    Conceptualization/development of brief, planning, design, supervision and monitoring of all Federal Government  Public Buildings and Housing Construction;

⦁    Production of furniture layout and furnishing of New Federal Government Buildings:

⦁    Provision of Public buildings for MDAs;

⦁    Establishment of building standards and Codes for effective housing delivery and safety, in collaboration with relevant Professional bodies;

⦁    Maintenance of an efficient database on building materials and building processes;

⦁    Development of an appropriate landscape scheme, including specifications and implementation, for all Federal Government buildings;

⦁    Vetting and approving Architectural Building Plans and Specifications for proposed building development for the Federal Government and for private building development on Federal Government land; 

⦁    Ensuring qualitative delivery of public buildings and mass housing through the deployment of capable and competent professionals for supervision and management;

⦁    Undertaking cost planning, control and evaluation of projects;

⦁    Rendering appropriate cost advice to Government on building projects; and

⦁    Enforcement of standards in the delivery/production of healthy, safe and decent houses.

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