Earlier in the month of April the Institute participated in the MCPDP organized by TOPREC at the Kaduna center. The National President Tpl Luka Achi FNITP and the Executive secretary actively participated and it was adjudged successful.
The Institute organized and just concluded the first leg of the 2017 MCPDP at Awka,Anambra state on Friday 29th April and it was recorded as a huge success .
The MCPDP was preceded by a Town Hall meeting which had in attendance President Generals from Autonomous communities in Anambra state, Traditional rulers and other stake holders under the Chairmanship of the 1st NVP Tpl Lekwa Olugu Ezutah FNITP and 2nd NVP Tpl Olutoyin Ayinde FNITP.
The Institute paid a courtesy call on the Obi of Awka who challenged the Institute to brace up to the challenge of planning for the survival and growth of our cities.
The MCPDP was well attended with about 200 participants including students and non town planners.
The MCPDP high point was the field training which took place at the informal community of Okpoko Onisha Anambra state under the guidance of Tpl Dr. Unwuluzor .
The Anambra state chapter showed and gave an outstanding reception, hospitality and support in preparation and spicing of the workshop with an exciting and elaborate dinner for all participants.
Two Honorable Commissioners, ROM Anambra,Special Advisers and Permanent secretaries from Ebonyi and Abia also attended the workshop.
The rapporteur general Tpl Dr Kinsley Ogboi is working on submissions made at the workshop for further use.
Tpl prof Joy Ogbazi reviewed the huge success of Awka outing and has therefore called on all members who missed Awka not to miss Oshogbo the next leg coming up two weeks time.
Management officially inaugurated the Publication Committee of the institute at Awka under the Chairmanship of Tpl Ben .Okoye. Reports showed that all participants and officials at Awka traveled back safely.
The Institute received with joy while leaving Awka the Appointment of the 1st NVP of the institute as special Adviser to the Government of Abia state chapter on Urban Development he has since be congratulated .
The Institute actively participated in the 80th birthday ceremony of the 1st National secretary of the institute 50 years ago Chief Goke Adediran at Ibadan. The national secretary Tpl Gbolabo Osunsanmi led the Institute delegation and Oyo state chapter members to the event which was colourful and great. The institute wishes the last man standing many more years of healthy life.
The focus of the Institute for the month of May is the successful organization of the Oshogbo MCPDP which comes up 17th and 18th of May 2017
All members are enjoined to help to ensure it is a success. Members are enjoined also to plan for and participate in the Town hall meeting slated for 16th of May at Oshogbo.
Tpl Gbolabo Osunsanmi