About The NITP President, TPL Lekwa Ezutah

TPL Chief Lekwa O. Ezutah is the current and 23nd President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners.  Read his Inauguration speech here.



Education & Background

• Attended Government Practicing School Uyo FSLC

• Coronata Secondary School Asaga Ohafia WASC Division One (1972)

• University of Nigeria Nsukka B.Sc Geography, 2nd Class Hons (1978)

• Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, M.Sc. Urban & Regional Planning 1981 Job and Employment History

• Sokoto Urban Development Authority 1978 (1979)

• Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA)] (1981 – 1989.)

• Head, Department of Town Planning Owerri Capital Development Authority.

• Umuahia Development Authority 1991-1996, Head Dept of Planning and Development Control, responsible for Planning Matters within the Umuahia Urban Metropolis and Capital Territory.

• Umuahia Capital Development Authority, now State Directorate of Town Planning (1996 – 2004) where he was the Chief Adviser to the State Government on Physical Planning matters, Consultancy Services

• Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners

• Adhoc Committee on Model Urban and Regional Planning Laws for Federal and State Government of Nigeria (2003- 2004)

• Abia State Governor’s Elect Transitional Implementation Committee for the Preparation of a Blue Print for development of the State (1999)

• Abia Development Committee that prepared the Blue Print for the present and future Development of Abia State, November (1991) 

• Part Time Lecturer, Planning Law and Administration and Technical Report Writing, Polytechnic Nekede, (1982 – 1991)

• Part Time Lecturer, Planning and Administration, Abia State University Uturu (1987 – 1988)

• Participant in the Preparation of the Gombe Master Plan (1980)

• Tutorial Assistant, Physical Geography, Department of Geography, ABU Zaria, (1980)

• Field Surveys Retail Structure of Enugu, (1975)

• The place of Lokoja in the Economic Landscape of Nigeria (1977)

• National President Elu Ohafia Development Union & Ugomba Age Grade Elu Ohafia Publications

• Implementation of Planning Laws in Abia State" presented at the Annual Conference of Nigeria Institute of Building Abia Chapter in (May 2004)

• Urban and Regional Planning Laws for Nigeria, presented as Anniversary Lecture at University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, (March 2004)

• The Role of the Town Planner in the Development of our Environment-Vanguard Newspaper (October 1993)


Membership of Professional Associations

• Member, Registered Town Planners • Member, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners

• Member / Chairman Abia State Chapter, Nigerian Environmental Society

• Vice Chairman, Abia State Chapter, Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria

• Member, Institute of Corporate Management of Nigeria 

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