Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
is the leading body in sustainable, integrated and inclusive
planning in Africa.


NITP has a chapter in 36 states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory.

Founded in 1966, NITP has steadily grown into Africa's leading community of Urban Planners. Our chartered members are spread locally and internationally working in both public and private sectors. Collectively, we foster the attainment of sustainable human settlements.
Through professionalism and dedication, we shape our cities of tomorrow through long, medium and short-term development plans and policies.

NITP is an urban planning association recognised in Nigeria and Globally.

The Federal Government of Nigeria formally recognizes the profession of town and country planning in Nigeria through the Town Planners Decree No. 3 of 1988.

Latest News and Events

May 4, 2020
building collapse in imo

NITP Addresses the Building Collapse in Imo State

The sad news of yet another building collapse has reached the National Secretariat of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners. While similar incidences are numerous across the country, the reported collapse on Thursday April 30 , 2020 of an eight storey building under construction at Yar Adua Drive, New Owerri when the nation is battling the COVID 19 pandemic is very disheartening.
April 21, 2020

NITP Application form for the 2020 College of Fellows is now out

Following National Council's decision from the meeting of 20th February, 2020, vacancies are hereby announced in the NITP College of Fellows. Qualified members of the institute are therefore invited to visit the institute's website.
April 17, 2020
NITP President

From the Desk of the National President Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

My dear Professional Colleagues, the world is facing an unprecedented challenge; a serious health, economic and social challenge. Everyone is affected one way or the other.

We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.

Tpl. Lekwa Ezutah
President, NITP