The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) joined the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s World Town Planning Day in Abeokuta. the state capital, on Friday, November 8, 2019 with numerous activities.
An early morning road walk commenced from Panseke Skating Ground passing through the Central Business District to Kuto, a major transit point, and ended at the NITP Ogun State Secretariat.
The walk was meant to create awareness for the town planning profession. A significant number of planning schools’ students, corporate members, elders and fellows of the institute participated during the Walk to create awareness about town planning and body fitness.
The Chairman of NITP Ogun State Chapter, Tpl. Philips Oludotun Akinwale, and the Chairman NITP Western Forum, Tpl. Oladunjoye Saliu Arowosegbe, featured in a radio programme tagged “OGBC Morning Flight” between 8:25am and 8:55am where issues relating to the profession were treated.
The additional point scored was the use of the various town planning songs produced by a member of the chapter,Tpl Tunde Adegboyega, by the national station.
Also, over 20 sterling greetings were paid for by planners in the state. The sterling greetings were aired in the morning between 6am and 7am and in the afternoon between 1am and 1:30pm.
The quiz competition commenced around 11:00am with an opening remark by the NITP Ogun State Chairman. The schools that participated in the competition are a few of the higher institutions offering Urban and Regional Planning as a course in Ogun State.
The schools were: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta; Bells University of Technology, Ota; and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun Campus.
At the end of the quiz competition, the Quiz Master, Tpl Lasisi L.A, of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro announced the results that saw students of Olabisi Onabanjo University emerge winners while the Bells University Ota and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Ojere Abeokuta came second and third respectively.
The students were presented with plaques and certificates of participation.
The celebration of the day was highly appreciated by members who contributed to its success using social and traditional media to promote the profession.