The Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC) of Nigeria has a new 12-member leadership that was inaugurated by Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), the Minister of Works and Housing. Fashola stressed that only by raising the standards and rules of the profession would it be possible to overcome the difficulties faced in urban planning and development when he inaugurated the council members.
According to him, the purpose of creating the council was to guarantee that the nation had a professional council, which would then guarantee that the registered professional town planners were members of the council.
The 12 members of the council, according to the minister, are each representatives of their respective states, and as more people are nominated to the council from other states, they will do so in compliance with the legislation.
The Permanent Secretary, Bashir Alkali, noted in his welcome speech that the presence of well-trained and properly regulated professionals in the built environment would enhance the quality of their output and invariably contribute to the quality of the environment, construction, infrastructure, and national development.
According to him, the ministry has given TOPREC, a crucial government institution, the legal authority to oversee and manage the physical planning profession in all its manifestations in Nigeria.