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Don’t leave Nigeria in the hands of politicians, UNILORIN VC tells professionals

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, has asked professionals not to leave Nigeria in the hands of politicians. He stated this…

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, has asked professionals not to leave Nigeria in the hands of politicians.

He stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun state, while delivering a lecture titled: “Town Planners, Sustainable Development and Nation Building” at the 10th Waheed Kadiri Lecture Series.

The annual lecture is organised by the Ogun State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners in honour of the former President of NITP, Waheed Kadiri.

Delivering his lecture, Egbewole, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), insisted that professionals and not only politicians must build Nigeria.

He expressed danger in leaving politicians solely in charge developing Nigeria, saying “to a large extent, our decision-makers are planning illiterate”.

He said, “It is now more imperative to allow professionals build our nation than succumb to the manipulations of the few and octopus called government as represented by few misguided public officials.”

The Vice Chancellor charged town planners “to promote lively and self-sustaining communities, town planning propositions must be ingenious to foster mix of residential, commercial and recreational land uses and enforce zoning restrictions that allow for mixed-use projects, building a feeling of community and reducing commuting lengths, as far as practicable.

“Every plan should be people-centered. As a process, planning must follow the dictates of Peoples Leading in Addressing their Needs (PLAN) that allows the targeted beneficiaries to take leading roles in conception and settings.

“Town planners must prioritise and plan for efficient and well-maintained infrastructure, including transportation, utilities and public services that meet future requirements and provide fair access to essential services.”

In his remark, Kadiri called for strict implementation of government policies and plans on urban regeneration to prevent natural disasters.

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