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Images: Abiodun’s book launch, 70th birthday

Yacoob Abiodun, urban planner and erstwhile Secretary of the National Housing Policy Council, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 launched his second book, while also celebrating his 70th birthday.

Titled “The Citizen’s Guide to Planning in Nigeria: How to get your voice heard,” the 195-page book is coming on the heels of “Affordable Housing & Urban Planning Practice in Nigeria: Advocacy for Change”, Abiodun’s maiden publication.

The daylong event was graced by a host of dignitaries.

Barnabas Gemade, Senate Committee Chairman on Housing & Urban Development (left), with Mrs & Mrs Yacoob Abiodun

Barnabas Gemade, Senate Committee Chairman on Housing & Urban Development (left), with Mrs & Mrs Yacoob Abiodun

L-R: Yacoob Abiodun; Mrs Funmi Abiodun; Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Abiola Wasiu Anifowose; and Gbenga Ashafa, Senate Committee Chairman on Lands Transportation

L-R: Yacoob Abiodun; Mrs Funmi Abiodun; Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Abiola Wasiu Anifowose; and Gbenga Ashafa, Senate Committee Chairman on Lands Transportation

Yacoob Abiodun with Mrs Catherine Kehinde George, former Chairman of Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Yacoob Abiodun with Mrs Catherine Kehinde George, former Chairman of Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Mr & Mrs Yacoob Abiodun with Gbenga Ashafa, Senate Committee Chairman on Lands Transportation

Mr & Mrs Yacoob Abiodun with Gbenga Ashafa, Senate Committee Chairman on Lands Transportation

Yacoob Abiodun with Ladi Ogunneye, erstwhile Managing Director of Data Sciences Nigeria Limited

Yacoob Abiodun with Ladi Ogunneye, erstwhile Managing Director of Data Sciences Nigeria Limited

Yacoob Abiodun flanked by Mrs Lola Ashafa (his daughter) and Mr Tosin Ashafa (Lola's husband and son to Senator Gbenga Ashafa)

Yacoob Abiodun flanked by Mrs Lola Ashafa (his daughter) and Mr Tosin Ashafa (Lola’s husband and son to Senator Gbenga Ashafa)

Toyin Ayinde, book reviewer and erstwhile Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development

Toyin Ayinde, book reviewer and erstwhile Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development

Wole Okufulure, former Chairman, Board of Directors of Shelter Afrique

Wole Okufulure, former Chairman, Board of Directors of Shelter Afrique

Barnabas Gemade, Senate Committee Chairman on Housing & Urban Development

Barnabas Gemade, Senate Committee Chairman on Housing & Urban Development

 

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