The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has inaugurated a seven-man committee on land use planning report with terms of reference to prepare a thorough land use analysis survey that will be followed by a map with identified land uses coded in the NITP approved professional colours.
The committee members include Badejo Hakeem Olatunji who is the chairman, Mrs. Claudius Akinyemi, secretary, Michael Simire, Bisi Adedire, Oyebanji Toba James, Hakeem Roy-Larindes and Dr. Adewale Alade.
Inaugurating the committee last week in Lagos, NITP president, Dr. Femi Olomola said the committee was being set up as part of the seven-point agenda of the new national executive council for the creation and evolution of an omnibus and multi-purpose land use planning report which will address pressing national challenges such as security and fraud.
Describing the concept as novel which is an initiative of the NITP exco, Olomola noted that the institute has plans to dialogue with the relevant authorities agencies on the need to adopt the report for transactions. He therefore charged the members of the committee to take their job seriously.
According to Olomola, the proposed report is expected to be exclusively prepared by registered town planners, thereby creating jobs for members of the profession, adding that “between us and the next generation, there is a contract.
It is our sacred duty to create the enabling environment to make the young and upcoming ones be convinced that the moment you genuinely work hard and get certificate of registration with NITP and Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), you can not your head in fulfillment that it is not only a passport to good living, but also a fortune.
Explaining that the profession of town planning hinges on orderly arrangement of land use with regard to overriding public interest, Olomola said the report having been approved by the NEC and council of the institute, will accompany building plan approvals/permits, issuance of certificate of occupancy, opening of corporate accounts with banks and incorporation/registration of new companies with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
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