The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has elevated 77 town planners to fellowship position.
Speaking at the investiture of the new fellows, held over the weekend in Abuja, Chairman NITP Fellows Selection Committee, Donatus Obialo said as senior planners, they should show exemplary integrity and live above board in practice and in all aspect of life.
He warned that the institute would not hesitate to discipline Fellows who fail “to live up to the high esteem of the Fellowship class in terms of integrity, ethics and morals of the profession.”
Earlier, NITP National President, Luka Achi commended the selection board for selecting those with professional distinction and character credibility.
He said, “The award of fellowship is conferred on members who have distinguished themselves in their contributions to research, theory and practice of profession as well as those who, through active participation have left visible legacies.”
He said the aim of town planners is to re- orientate politicians and policy makers on the role of town planning in economic development and the consequences of ignoring it.
Among those elevated to fellowship position is the Governor of Taraba State Ishaku Darius and Abuja Municipal Management Council Coordinator (AMMC) Umar Shuaibu. Daily Trust