As an institute, we hold an annual planning national conference to discuss contemporary planning issues.

The 52nd Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability

To be Held at Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 25th - 29th October 2021
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The National Conference shall be held at Port Harcourt in Rivers State. This City which is the 5th largest city in Nigeria is popularly known as the Garden City because of its richness in greenery. The city provides a lot to learn and know as well as ample opportunities to relax and recreate. The conference will provide appreciable therapy for personal development in the profession.

The theme for the conference is “Planning Human Settlements in Nigeria for Resilience and Sustainability”. The theme was selected in view of its contemporariness and relevance to the current situation in Nigeria. It is intended to address issues related to the resilience of cities and other levels of human settlements in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, security challenges, impacts of climate change, poverty and other physical and social manifestations of shocks and stresses in the human environment.

Participation in the conference shall be open to all members of the Institute, related professionals, policy makers, members of the political class, law enforcement agencies, traditional institutions and the general public from within and outside the country subject to registration. The Annual General Meeting is however, restricted to members who are in good financial standing only. Registration shall be done through the electronic platform whose details are provided on the website as explained in this document.

The Conference offers opportunities for consultants, professionals, producers, public and private institutions to sponsor and exhibit their products and services at the venue. Interested persons should also contact the National Secretary at Plot 2047, Michael Okpara Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja or through the email of the Institute not later than 30th September 2021.

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Non NITP Members' Registration


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Graduate Members' Registration


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The 51st Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

Envisioning Nigerian Cities beyond 2020: An agenda for Sustainable Development

Held at Chida Hotel, Abuja from 19th - 22nd October 2020
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The Members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) converged on Abuja from Monday 19th October to Thursday 22nd October, 2020 for the 51st National Conference/Annual General Meeting.

The meeting held at Chida International Hotel and Conference Centre, Abuja with the theme: “Envisioning Nigerian Cities Beyond 2020: An Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Conference was declared open by Tpl. Donatus Obialo FNITP, PPNITP and Chairman, College of Fellows. Goodwill messages were received from the President of Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC), Tpl. Isyaku Mukhtar Kura FNITP; the President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Tpl. Niyi Odetoye, FNITP; President, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Surv. Akin Oyegbola; the UN-Habitat, represented by Mr Paul Okunlola; the President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV); the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Nigeria (REDAN) and the representative of the President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

The Conference was attended by over 1000 participants, with 14 papers presented in four parallel sessions. The lead paper entitled: “Envisioning Nigerian Cities Beyond 2020: What must be done”, was presented by Prof. A.O. Yahaya of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Kaduna. The paper which was moderated by Tpl. Edna Tobi harped on key action points for improving the well-being of Nigerian cities.