The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News 19 Jul, 2021 12:15 am

‘Nigeria is yet to embrace culture of physical planning’

‘Nigeria is yet to embrace culture of physical planning’
The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has decried the lack of opportunities for practitioners in the country.

NITP observed that Nigeria is yet to embrace the culture of physical planning despite its long history in Nigeria and its positive implications for sustainable development.Ayinde said, Nigeria is under-planned, adding that physical planning has bright prospects but needs awareness creation on role of practitioners.Speaking on “Mastering Physical Planning Services for Effective Performance,” he charged practitioners to make perfection their watchword on issues that concern members.Addressing the forum, the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr.

Isyaku Kura, said the theme has been carefully chosen, to call attention to new thinking and practice in the delivery of physical planning services, stressing that it will enhance performance of professionals and yet to be professionals.Moses Ogunleye, observed that physical planning and urban development is characterised by such deliverables as master plans, structure plans, sectoral action plans and regional plans.

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