Luka Bulus Achi, FNITP

TPL Luka Bulus Achi is the current and 22nd President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners. Born and bred in Katsit, Anguwan Rimi Kafanchan in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He graduated with a Bsc in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Dundee, Scotland and an Msc from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He worked as a lecturer for over 25 years, as General Manager of the Kaduna State Environmental Protection Agency, and as Director of Parks & Recreation Services in the Federal Capital (Abuja).


Educational Qualifications

1995               Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment A.I. Wegnigan, Netherlands
1988-1990    M.Sc. (Urban & Regional Planning) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
1977-1981     B.Sc. (Hons) Town and Regional Planning University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K.
1974-1976     Diploma in Town Planning, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna
1972-1973     Higher School Certificate, Kufena College Zaria
1967-1971     West African School Certificate, Government Secondary School Zaria
1960-1966    First School Leaving Certificate, Senior Primary School Potiskum


Working Experience

                                              Senior Clerical Officer, Kaduna Polytechnic
July 1975 – Oct 1975          Pupil Town Planner Officer, Ministry of Lands & Survey, Kaduna
July 1976 – Sept 1977         Assistant Technician II (Town Planning) Kaduna Polytechnic
Oct 1981  – Sept 1982         Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning Dept, Kaduna Polytechnic
Oct 1990  – Sept 1995         Senior Lecturer in Urban & Regional Planning, Kaduna Polytechnic
1982-1995                            Member of Planning Team In-charge of Consultancy Services in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Kaduna Polytechnic.
July 1991 – Dec  1991         Chief Consultant of EDRESS CONSULTANTS on preparation of Master Plan for 33 towns in Sokoto and Kebbi States.
Sept 1995 – March 1998     General Manager, Kaduna State Environmental Protection Authority, KEPA.
Sept 2000 – Dec   2001       Ag. HOD of Urban and Regional, Kaduna Polytechnic
July 2000 – Aug   2005     Chief Principal Lecturer Kaduna Polytechnic
Sept 2005 – Nov   2005      Deputy Director, Parks and Recreation Department AMMA
Nov  2005 – Sept  2006      Ag. Director, Parks & Recreation Department AMMA     
Sept 2006 – Oct   2007       Director, Parks & Recreation Department, AMMA
Oct  2007 – Aug  2008       Director Security Services, Federal Capital Territory Administration
Aug  2008 – Aug  2009     Director Vision 20-20-20 under the minister Federal Capital Territory Administration
Aug  2009 – Oct  2010       Director FCT Archives and History Bureau Abuja
Oct  2010 – Dec  2011        Director, Parks & Recreation Department AMMA  
Jan  2012 – To Date           Principal Partner Envicons Team Consultant Ltd.


Academic Awards

  • 1976 : Best Student prize for the Final Year Diploma in Town Planning (Kaduna Polytechnic)
    Chairman’s prize for best student in the College of Environmental Studies Kaduna Polytechnic  
  • 1989: Best student prize for the M.Sc. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
  • 1990: Best Graduating student prize (NITP) for the M.Sc. programme Ahmadu Bello University
    Best thesis prize for M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning Ahmadu Bello University Zaria


Professional & Social Affiliations

  • Member Nigerian Environmental Society
  • Member international Leadership Association- USA
  • Fellow Nigeria Institute of Town Planners
  • Member Environmental Management Association of Nigeria
  • President, Baranza Youth Development Association
  • National President Baranza Youth Congress
  • Financial Secretary, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners, Kaduna Chapter
  • Member, Nigeria Environmental Society
  • Secretary, Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society, Kaduna Polytechnic
  • Project co-ordinator, Advocates for Youth USA Sponsored Multi-Use Services Approach to Adolescent Reproductive Health, Kaduna
  • National Internal Auditor, Nigeria Institute of Town Planner
  • Vice Chairman NITP Kaduna
  • Assistant National PRO, NITP
  • National PRO, NITP
  • 1st Assistant National Secretary NITP
  • National Secretary, NITP
  • 2nd vice president, NITP
  • 1st vice president, NITP


Major Achievements Recorded

2006:  Development of Abuja at 30 Park.

2007:        

  • Development of Unity Park in Abuja
  • Identification and documentation of key parks/Green Areas in FCT.
  • Building of and effective partnership on public private partnership policy of Government to Pioneer the development of recreational parks in the FCT.  (The effort that stimulated the awareness on the use of importance of recreational parks in  Abuja city Nigeria.)
  • Initiation of internal revenue generation strategies for parks and approaches to achieve successful delivery.

2006 – 2007    
International awards won for the department of Parks and Recreation includes:

  • IFRA Award – Gold won for herbal garden, Silver nature trail, Bronze for cities with 1 million and above population,
  • Green city award from UK.

 

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