The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has inducted 296 professional members and six honourary members, including the Executive Director, Digital and Editorial of Daily Trust, Malam Naziru Mikailu.
NITP President, Olutoyin Ayinde, who spoke during the 14th induction ceremony of the institute in Abuja on Tuesday, urged the new members to maintain high level of honesty and integrity as they take the first big step in advancing their careers.
He said it was a mark of honour to be found worthy of being a member of the institute.
Ayinde congratulate the honorary members, saying they had shown commitment to the profession of urban and regional planning as well as the institute.
The chairman of the membership committee of the institute, Adeyemo Kamoru, charged the inductees to practise and communicate planning beyond the conventional planning communication tools.
He said: “The society is looking unto you for the needed transformation required in our planning space. Your story is interesting because while the first industrial revolution birthed planning, your practice will be influenced strongly by the realities of the fourth industrial revolution.”
He also charged them to “harness all the available modern technology through self-development; deliberately develop integrity in practice and exhibit high sense of professionalism in all you do.”