The Executive Governor of Taraba State, TPL Chief Darius Ishaku, alongside three other Ministers are expected to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting/National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP).
The Ministers include Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola; Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mohammed Bello; and the Defense Minister, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd.).
The event, which is the 53rd edition of the annual conference, is billed for 7th to 11th November, 2022 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
In a recent media chat with the Chairman, planning committee for the event, TPL. Nathaniel Atebije, noted that the aim of the conference was to strengthen the institute’s awareness mechanisms towards prioritizing planning to drive Socioeconomic development, peace, and national security.
He said the conference will feature town planners, political actors, lawmakers, and professionals across various fields within and outside of the build and construction industry to discuss pressing issues affecting the sector.
He added that “it is important to let Nigerians know that physical planning is directly related to security”, stating that with the increasing population rate in the country, there is an urgent need to effectively plan and manage the nation’s land space to avoid future disasters.
According to Atebije, Governor Ishaku will deliver the keynote address, while Dr Kabir Adamu will be lead speaker at the event respectively.
“Similarly, goodwill messages will be delivered from IGP, CDS, COAS, CNS, CAS, while other attending Ministers will also deliver their addresses including Minister of Defence, and Minister of Works and Housing”, he added.
The conference with the theme: “Physical Planning and Urban Security In Nigeria: Issues, Challenges, And Prospects” will be declared open by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello.