Newly elected president of Town Planners Council, Isyaku M. Kura, braved Covid19 odds to induct 212 new members into the profession today, 17 August 2020.
The induction ceremony is an annual event that members look forward to but had to be circumscribed to comform to health protocols.
The induction ceremonies were decentralised into events held simultaneouly in the six geopolitical regions nationwide.
The South East version took place today 17 August 2020 at Bridgewater Hotel in the GRA District in Enugu, Enugu State.
It was declared opened by State Commissioner for Land and Urban Development, Dr. Chukwuemeka Nnam.
President of the Town Planners Registration Council, Isiaku Muhtar Kura, said in his written address that town planners in Nigeria confront serious urban challenges that only the professional will be able to surmount.
The address was read on his behalf by Mr. Ogbonna Chime, the Member representing Enugu State in the Council.
National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Lekwa O. Ezuta asked the newly inducted to face the challenges with “professionalism innovation and strategic thinking.”
He asked them to resist the “desire to be rich within a short time (which) has beclouded many young professionals from the benefits of mentorship, excellence and dignity in practice.”
The inductees passed the professional examinations required by law for admission as practicing town planners, he said.
A total of 16 new members from the South East States of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo were given certificates of membership at the well-attended event.
The Enugu event was chaired by Chief Ben Okoye.