The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has referred to as for the enforcement of the city planning legislation to deal with flooding.
Fashola, who made the decision lately in Abuja whereas inaugurating a brand new 12- member board of the City Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), additionally referred to as on the board to implement the legislation prohibiting the erection of buildings alongside the floodplain.
He charged them not solely to uphold the usual and pointers of the career however increase them as a result of it’s only by doing this that the challenges confronted in city planning and improvement may very well be surmounted.
The minister mentioned the essence of constituting the council was to make sure that the nation has knowledgeable council that might in flip be sure that the skilled City Planners are registered as members of the council.
He said that the twelve members of the brand new board have been representatives of their completely different states, including that as extra members are appointed from different states, they might be part of the council in accordance with the legislation.
In his welcome tackle, the Everlasting Secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali, famous that the presence of nicely – disciplined and adequately regulated professionals within the constructed surroundings, would enhance the standard of output of the professionals and invariably contribute to the standard of the surroundings, building, infrastructure and nationwide improvement.
He mentioned TOPREC as a important company of presidency underneath the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing had the statutory mandate to manage and management the apply of the career of bodily planning in all ramifications in Nigeria.
Alkali revealed that the minister accepted the re- structure of the brand new members of the council after the expiration of the tenure of the previous ones in consonance with the supply of Part 2(1) of the City Planners Registration Council of Registration (TOPREC) Act 2004.
In his acceptance comment, the president of the council, Tpl. Isiaku Mukhtar Kura, whereas encouraging the newly inaugurated members to type a behavior to learn and meditate on the Act that established the council, defined that being members of the council was a name to service that might contain sacrificing their time and sources.
Kura, who conveyed the council’s gratitude to the Minister for the periodic subvention given to it, additionally knowledgeable him that the Council has been capable of construct a Secretariat at Jahi district in Abuja.
The twelve TOPREC members inaugurated have been; Tpl. (Dr.) Simon Kanobi -Osoww Ajom, Cross River State; Tpl. Danbaba Umar Idris, Niger state; Tpl. Liman Gana, Borno State; Tpl. Ogunlewe Adebisi Adesoga, Lagos state; Tpl. Aniekan Ubong Akpan, Cross River; Tpl. Davies Tonte Joseph, Rivers State; Tpl. Aliyu Abubakar Mohammad, Jigawa state; and Tpl. Ogbugo Victor Filzgerald representing Delta state.
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