Some of the major projects which l have worked on are:
(A) Revision of Victoria Island Development Plan Feb – April 1973 – LSDPC
This revision was made in order to obtain an accurate Development Plan for Victoria Island. The Northern portion at that time was mainly developed and covered about 950 acres. The Southern portion (South of Adeola Odeku Road) required a total revision. The objectives remained similar to those of the old plan, to develop the Island for residential and institutional purposes without robbing it of its attractiveness and recreational potentialities. The beach was subject to great erosion but the design of the foreshore assumed that the erosion will be controlled.
(B) Ogba Housing Scheme (April – August 1979)
A housing team was set up comprising various disciplines: architects, town planners, sociologist, estate surveyors and quantity surveyors. The goal of the team (of which was the project planner) was to produce a comprehensive housing design for an area of about 91 acres. It was hoped that such co-ordination of disciplines would generate solutions to problems of estate development and management; ensure administrative ease in implementation, and set a precedent for the future planning of other schemes. Apart from attempting to meet urgent housing demand, it was necessary to improve qualitatively on past housing.
A study was made of older LSPDC (formerly LEDB) housing estates and the team arrived at certain conclusion:
a. That the quality of the environment is very important in planning for housing;
b. That housing designed and built by the Corporating generally indicated better
preserved environment then individually built housing;
c. That arrangement of blocks of flats in a linear form did not encourage psycho- social integration, but that a cluster arrangement to enclose space was an improvement;
d. That there is need to preserve such enclosed spaces to remain vehicular – free.
The team met weekly. The design group (architects, town planners, engineers) held continuous working sessions. Certain activities were identified as peculiar to Nigerian social life e.g.
i. Outdoor cooking on a large scale for ceremonies.
ii. Sale of daily needs in stalls.
These were provided for in the design
Design criteria for provision of facilities in a Nigerian setting were evolved and are still being used today. The layout plan was finalised. The first phase and second phase of implementation have been completed.
(C) Amuwo-Odofin New Town (August 1973 – July 1975)
The new Town Design Team launched in August 1973 comprising 2 full time town planners (of which l was the project planner), a sociologist, a civil engineer, sanitary engineer, estate valuer, quantity surveyor, economist and a land surveyor. It was the first indigenous team of its kind in the planning of New Towns in the country.
Work on the Town Plan
i. Reconnaissance survey of the site
The site covered about 2,033 acres. Ordinance sheets were not available, so base maps were obtained from the Survey department. I was responsible for co-coordinating the various disciplines and writing the final planning report as well as compiling submissions from other disciplines.
ii. Identification of certain problems
Available design criteria for Nigerian setting was based on the research made by Ogba Housing Team (see above).
Site visit revealed that the site is a drainage catchment area for the western part of the metropolis.
iii. Topographical survey plans were produced by the Survey dept. of the Corporation
iv. Spatial distribution of socio-economic groups in the residential areas
v. Preparation of the concept plan and structure plan
vi. Evolution of land use plan with focus on:
– Hierarchy of roads and functions
– Hierarchy of centers and functions
– Relationship of residential communities to the above
vii. Planning, Programming and Costing
viii. Preparation of the Town Plan (in detail)
ix. Preparation of Draft Report
x. Soil studies (boreholes and penetrometer soundings) by engineers
xi. Attendance of meetings with Consultants to the State Government on the projects.
xii. Storm water drainage of the metropolis.
One of the main canals passes between the New Town and Festac Town. This canal is 130 metres wide and this had serious planning implications as it separates the two towns, and a bridge was proposed as a link. This has been implemented.
(D) Implementation of the National Housing Programme (1977 – 1979)
A total of 4,000 housing units were to be built in Lagos State under the National Housing Programmes. The proportion is 40% medium income and 60% low income. It was proposed that the house types should not be more than 3 floors.
Sites for this housing programme include Amuwo-Odofin, Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry.
(E) Implementation of 500 Housing Units in Ajaokuta, Kwara State (1981 – 1984)
As Project Planner with Techno-Crete Ltd, l was in charge of monitoring of a housing project in Ajaokuta under the auspices of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Urban Planning Division. This involved some revision of the detail layout plan because on site construction revealed rocky terrain.
(F) Project: Proposed 6-storey office block for Young Women’s Christian Association of Nigeria (YWCA) at St. Gregory’s Road, Lagos.
Consultant Architects: Co-Design Partnership
Client: Best Properties Limited, Lagos.
Post Held: Project Planner (on sabbatical leave from Yaba Tech.)
Period: October 1992 – March 1993.
The Environment Impact Analysis (E.I.A.) Report for this project was prepared by me. It involved the study of the existing development on the site, the existing vegetation cover, traffic survey at the site (morning and afternoon peak periods). The Architectural, Civil and Services engineering drawings, and the Environmental Impact Analysis Report were submitted to the Lagos State Government and eventually approved in May, 1993. The pile foundation has been completed.
(G) Project: University of Uyo Master Plan
Consultant Architects: Olajide Adebanjo & Associate
Client: The Governing Council, University of Uyo.
Akwa Ibom State
Post Held: Project Planner (on sabbatical leave from Yaba Tech)
Period: April 1993 – September, 1993
(1) Completion of the report (DEVELOPED BRIEF) and submission to
National Universities Commission (NUC) Abuja.
(2) Preparation of the STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVE PLANS for the
University, and the accompany report, based on N.U.C. Guidelines.
These Strategic Alternatives were evaluated. The preferred Strategic plan emerged, and this was recommended.
(H) Project: SPDC -WEST Co-operative Housing Project, Lekki Peninsula (1997- date)
After successful bidding, my firm was commissioned to prepare a Land Development Plan for a housing scheme on a site of 8.52 lectares at Awoyaya Km. 39 on Lagos – Epe Expressway. The Plan Provided for 63 residential plots of average size 850m2 with supporting amenities.
(I) Project: LSDPC Medium Income Housing Estate, Odonla (2000-2001).
After successful bidding, my firm was commissioned in June 2000 to prepare a development plan / Planning Report / EIA for the site. 500 housing units were planned for with supporting amenities.
(K) Project: GALADIMAWA DISTRICT PLAN, ABUJA (Dec. 2001- 2006) Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, Planning Research & Statistics Dept. commissioned my firm to prepare the Site development and Preliminary Engineering Design of Galadimawa District, Abuja Phase III. The project area covers 671 hectares. The design of the District is to be effected within the existing design of the major road network of the Federal Capital Territory.
(L) Project: HYDROCARBON DEPOT, IBAFON (Aug. 2002- Mar. 2003). TOTAL FINAELF
Nig. Plc. commissioned my firm to prepare the EIA Report for the project covering an area of 1.506 hectares along Oshodi – Apapa Expressway, and obtain planning
approval for the 3 tanks.
The Planning Approval for the project was obtained from Lagos State Government in March 2003.
(M) Project: PREPARATION OF PLANS AND PROCESSING FOR PLANNING APPROVAL FOR TOTAL TERMINAL, APAPA (May 2004 to October 2004)
Following a successful bid in April 2004, my firm was commissioned in May 2004 to prepare architectural drawings of the existing development for which former planning approval could not be traced, the corresponding engineering drawings and structural calculations, Location Plan and EIA Reporting in order to obtain planning approval from Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Board. Planning approval was obtained from Lagos State Government is October 2004.
(N) Project: EX-ELF, IBAFON DEPOT (Sept. 2004 – April 2005) TOTAL NIG. PLC.
Commissioned my firm to prepare town planning and engineering drawings, and EIA Report to obtain planning approval for 8 additional tanks. Planning approval was obtained on April 2005.
(O) Project: PREPARATION OF IKORODU MASTER PLAN For Lagos State Government
(March 2007 – Dec. 2009) Following A successful Bid, My Firm, In Joint Venture with Aim Consultants, was commissioned and the Agreement executed by the Joint Venture and the Lagos State Government on March 1, 2007. The Project was concluded at Draft Final Stage in Dec., 2009.
(P) Project: ATLANTIC ROYAL ESTATE, LEKKI (October 2012 to 2013); review of Project Design for residential development and preparation of Environmental Impact Analysis Report for Lagos State Government approval.
(Q) Project: IDERA Universal Market, Magboro, Ifo Local Government, Ogun State, preparation of Environmental Impact Analysis and Technical Reports and necessary consultations for Ogun State Government approval (Nov. 2013 to 2015). The 10 hectare site is located along Lagos-Ibadan Express way near Punch Newspapers Head Office. The project was conceived in 2002 by 14 Traders’ Association operating in Lagos Island who desired to relocate to a more conducive environment.
APPOINTMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Work in the Nigerian Institute of town PlannerS (NITP)
Member NITP College of Fellows (Feb 1987 to Date)
Chairman of NITP Publications Committee (October 1988 to October 1990).
Was an examiner for the professional Examination Moderation Committee of eight persons – (September 1989).
Chairperson of NITP Silver Jubilee Publications Committee, 1991, published the NITP, Silver Jubilee Brochure
Elected Member of Executive Council as National Treasurer for NITP (Oct. 1990 – 1992),
Appointed Member of the NITP/TOPREC (National) Examination Board (Dec.’96 -2001)
Elected Chairman, Lagos State Chapter; NITP 1998 – 2000 (First female Chairman)
Chairman NITP Lagos State Chapter Ad-Hoc Committee on intergovernmental co-operation set up Nov. 2002; to proffer solutions towards smooth co-operation in development control activities of Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
Town Planner Member of Lagos State Committee on Collapsed Buildings by May 2000 May 2003.
Chairman of NGO Forum Committee of NITP (Dec 2004 – Dec 2006) to provide forum
for interaction of NGos in Urban and Regional Planning and propose programe of activities for same.
2. Other Professional Positions and Activities
External Moderator/ Examiner to the Ogun State Polytechnic,(Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) Abeokuta,OgunState1990 -1991 ( Date of Appointment Feb 8, 1990)
External Examiner on the Post-graduate Town and Regional Planning programme of Kaduna Polytechnic, 1992 – 1993 (Two Years)
Appointed Pioneer Chairman, Lagos Mainland Local Planning Authority on Dec. 16,1998.
External Moderator, Dept. of Town Planning, The Polytechnic Ibadan, 1998-1999 (Date of appointment June 23, 1999)
Chairman of Lagos State Urban Forum on Slum Upgrading, Lagos Metropolitan Development Project. (Date of Appointment Sept. 12, 2001)
External Examiner/Moderator Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos
2001/2002 session (Date of Appointment Oct. 15, 2002).
External Examiner/Moderator Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Yaba College of Technology (2002 – 2004 sessions).
Member National Planning Committee for the international assignment– “Emerging Urban Africa: celebrating Prof. Akin L. Mabogunje at 75”. Was Chairman of the
International Essay Competition Jury, to assess all entries and recommend award of prizes to top three submissions. Essay was titled ‘Future Africa City’. (Dec. 2005 – Oct. 2006).
Rapporteur at the International Seminar on ‘Emerging Urban Africa’ in Abuja in Oct.
Delegate at World Urban Forum 4 at Nanjiing, China 03-06 November 2006
Speaker at The Planning Convention of The Royal Town Planning Institute London (June 2009)
Speaker at the 10th Anniversary of the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning University of Lagos, National Conference on;” Emerging Global Cities: The African Challenge” Feb. 11 – 12. 2010.
Lecturer on Masters Programme, Urban and Region Planning Lagos State University. (2011 to 2014)
Member Building Collapse Prevention Guild June, 2012 – Date
3. Positions held in Yaba College of Technology
Member of Yaba Tech. Staff School Management Committee 1987 – 88
Elected Vice Chairman, Polytechnic Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Yaba Tech. Chapter 1988 – 1990
Chairman, School of Environmental Studies Publications Committee, 1989 – 1990. Published the Maiden Issue of “ENVIRONEWS” in Nov. 1989 (Was an article contributor)
Member College Publications Committee, 1988 – 89 Published Maiden Issue of Yaba Tech. Academic Journal 1988 (Was an article contributor).
College Representative on POLY EXPO ‘91 (a Technical Exhibition of all Nigerian Polytechnics) held on College grounds.
Appointed Head of Dept. of Town & Regional Planning, Nov. 1990 – 94
Chairman, Yaba College of Technology Publications Committee Jan. 1991 – 1992, Published the 1992 Students Hand Book and 2nd Edition of YABATECH ACADEMIC JOURNAL. (Was an article contributor in the Journal).
Member, Yaba College of Technology Ceremonies Committee, 1994 – 1996
Vice Chairperson, Women in Technical Education (WITED) Yaba Tech. Chapter 1996 – 2000.
RESEARCH WORKS – CONFERENCE PAPERS / PUBLICATIONS:
Between 1987 – date, authored and presented 42 papers at national and international seminars, conferences and fora, as listed below:-
1. George C. K. (1987, 1988) Tourism: The Potentials of Foreshore Development in Lagos Island Local Government Area, Journal of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Vols. VIII & IX; Maiden Issue Academic Journal, Yaba College of Technology.
2. George, C. K. (1989) The Use of Computers in Planning Environs Bulletin of School of Environmental Studies, Yaba College of Technology.
3. George, C. K. (1989) “Women in the Housing Process”, Paper presented at a seminar on the Role of Women in Physical Planning & Development organised by Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Kwara State Chapter, Ilorin. (1990) Second presentation at Joint Seminar of Shelter Afrique and University of Nairobi Kenya.
4. George, C. K. (1992) Assessment of Plans – Concept Plans, Structure Plans, Development Plans, Layout Plans, Land use Plans. Yaba Tech. Academic Journal. A journal of Yaba College of Technology.
5. George, C. K. (1992) “Environmental Pollution and its Effects: A Challenge to the Town Planning Profession”. Paper delivered at Staff Seminar of Yaba College of Technology.
6. George, C. K. (1995) “Project Planning: The Town Planner as a Team Leader”, Paper presented at Planners’ Week Seminar of the Nigerian Association of Town Planning Students, Yaba College of Technology Chapter”. (2000) Second presentation at Town Planning Week, Symposium of Nigerian Association of Town Planning Students, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro Chapter.
7. George, C. K. (1996) “Attaining Sustainable Development in Lagos Metropolis – A Challenge for Town Planners”, Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Benin City, Edo State.
8. George, C. K. (1996) “The Making of a clean city – Options for Lagos Metropolis: A Town Planner’s Perspective”. Paper Presented at the 1996 World Health Day Celebrations, Senate Chambers, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
9. George, C. K. (1998) “The Relevance of Town Planning in Business”. Paper presented at the Institute of Directors Members’ Evening, Lagos.
10. George, C. K. (1999) “Town and Regional Planning in the next Millennium”. Paper presented at the Career Talk Programme organised by the Royal Ambassadors, First Baptist Church, Lagos.
11. George, C. K. (1999, 2002, 2007) Basic Principles and Methods of Urban and Regional Planning Lagos, Nigeria: Libro – Gem Ltd.
12. George, C. K. (1999) “The Essence of Public Participation in Urban Development at the Grassroot level: A Study of Ilaje – Bariga”. Paper presented at a Consultative Forum of 80 Religious / Community leaders under the auspices of Unicef Urban Basic Services Programme/Lagos State Urban Renewal Board. Second presentation at Annual Award Ceremony of Environmental Students’ Association, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
13. George, C. K. (2000) “A Study of Environmental Problems Arising from Urbanisation in Lagos Metropolis”. Paper presented at the First National Conference of Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED), Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
14. George, C. K. (2000) “Planning, Monitoring and Change of Use in Nigerian Cities – A Perspective of Lagos Metropolis” – paper presented at the Obasanjo Collective National Workshop, Lagos.
15. George, C. K. (2000, 2001) “The Challenges of Achieving Sustainable Development in Rapidly Urbanising Metropolitan Lagos”. Paper presented at Environ-Nigeria 2000, an International Conference held by Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) at Muson Centre, Lagos. This article was published in The Guardian, Monday April 16, 2001 pages 27 & 29.
16. George, C. K. (2001) “Urban and Regional Planning as a Career”. Paper presented at the Career Talk Programme organised by The Women Education Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Education.
17. George, C. K. (2001) “The Role of the Town Planner in our Society”, paper presented at the graduation ceremony of Halifield Nursery and Primary School, Maryland, Lagos.
18. George, C. K. (2001) “The Surveyor as a Member of the Community of Construction Industry Professionals”, Keynote address presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Lagos State Branch.
19. George C. K (2001, 2002) “The Growth of Lagos Metropolis and the Resulting Challenges of Urban Renewal” published in Health Update, The Environmental Health Newsletter of the Health Action Programme of Shelter Rights Initiative Vol. 1, No 3. Paper presented to Ultimate Planners Club, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on the occasion of the Club’s academic visit to Spectroplan Konsult Ltd.
20. George, C. K. (2002) Urban Slum Upgrading: Lagos Metropolitan Development Project (LMDP) Environmental Digest Vol. 1. No. 1 Maiden Issue. A Journal of the Geography and Planning Science Students Association of Nigeria (GAPSSAN), University of Ado-Ekiti Chapter.
21. George, C. K. (2003) “Who is the Custodian of the Environment?” being a commissioned article for Shelter Rights Initiative, Lagos.
22. George C. K. (2003) “Emergence of the Lagos State Urban Forum in Environmental Planning and Management”. Paper presented at the Consultative Meeting between NITP, Lagos State Chapter, and Representatives of the Local Government Councils and Community Development Committees of all Local Government Areas in Lagos State on the occasion of the Town Planning Week.
23. George C. K. (2004) “Sustaining Academic Excellence in Female Education: The Importance of the Family Base”. Paper presented at the Golden Jubilee Founders’ Day Prize-giving Ceremony of Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu Ode.
24. George C. K. (2004) “Just a Quick Trip” Feature article on the hazards of traveling on Lagos – Ibadan Expressway. Article published in The Guardian of Monday May 24, 2004 Page 65.
25. George C. K. (2004) “Planning the Urban Cities for Sustainable Development – The Role of the Lagos State Urban Forum”. Paper presented at the workshop with the theme “The Nigerian Urban Poor: Energy Needs and Sustainable Livelihoods” organised by Friends of the Environment (FOTE) at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
26. George C. K. (2004) “Environmental Impact Assessment: Its concept and practicability in the Nigerian context”. Paper presented at the Symposium organised by the Geography and Regional Planning, Transport Planning and Management Students’ Association of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State Nigeria.
27. George C. K. (2004) “Career Opportunities in Town Planning”. Paper presented at the Orientation Programme for Year One Planning Students organised by the Urban and Regional Planning Students Association, University of Lagos.
28. George C. K. (2005) “The Lagos Experience: Who is the Custodian of the Environment?” Paper presented at the January meeting of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Abuja Chapter.
29. George, C. K. et al. Developing a Land Information System for Urban Management Information System in Nigeria at the Local Planning Authority Level (In press).
30. George, C. K. Women in Urban Governance (In Press)
31. George, C. K. The Role of Town Planners in the Process of Urban Change (In Press).
32. George, C. K. (2006) “Urban Planning Issues and Socio-economic Development in lagos state; The way forward”, paper presented at A 3–day workshop theme: towards a better Socio-Economic and Physical Environment for Urban and Rural Areas of lagos State, Organised by Frontline Consultants.
33. George, C. K. (2005) Research studies of Ikangba in Ward 2, Odogbolu L.G.A. and Magbon Ward in Obafemi Owode L.G.A., Research Report submitted to National Poverty Eradication Programme, Abuja on proposed community Poverty Alleviation Projects in Ogun State.
34. George, C. K. (2005) “The Challenges of Managing an Urban Environment”, A paper presented at the first (1st) All Nigerian Environmental Sciences Students’ Conference, organized by Faculty of Environmental Sciences Students Association (FESSA) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho.
35. George, C. K. ( 2007 ) “Support of Good Rural/Urban Governance in Lagos State” Submitted to His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN .
36. George, C. K. (2008, 2009) “The Challenges of Urbanisation in Nigerian Urban Centres; The Lagos Mega-City Situation – A Town Planner’s Perspective’’ presented as an invited speaker at the Nigerian Institute of Architects’ Colloquium, Abuja (April 2008).
This paper revised and presented on October 8, 2008 as Keynote Lecture at the Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria, Continuing Professional Development Seminar in Lagos, Nigeria.
This paper revised and presented as an invited speaker on Thursday June 18, 2009 at the Annual Convention of The Royal Town Planning Institute held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
37. George, C. K. (2008) A talk about “The Origin, Growth and Challenges of the Town Planning Profession in Nigeria” at The Royal Town Planning Institute Council Meeting held in York, England in September 2008.
38. George, C. K. (2010) “The Challenges of Urbanisation in Nigerian Urban Centres; The Lagos Mega-City Situation – A Town Planner’s Perspective’’. This paper presented as Anniversary Lecture at Dept., of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos, National Conference on February 12, 2010.
39. George C.K. (2011) A Discussant Submission at a Roundtable Discussion to sensitize key stakeholders on “The National Physical Development Plan: A veritable Tool for Sustainable Growth and Development in Nigeria” held at Enugu on July 20, 2011.
40. George C.K. (2012) “Be a friend: Be happy” being an inspirational talk given at the Presidential Induction Ceremony of Inner Wheel Club of Matori on Sunday November 25, 2012.
41. George C.K. (2013) “Urban and Region Planning as a Career” being a paper presented on Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013 as Chairman of the Career Talk Programme marking the 30th Anniversary of NITP, Lagos State Chapter.
42. George C.K. (2014) “The Concept of Feminism and Relationship to Urban and Regional Planning” being a paper presented at the programme of Women in Technical Education, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba on Thursday Dec 11, 2014
43. George C. K. “Empowering Women and the Girl Child: Enhancement of Female Values by Inner Wheel Club Matori” being a Keynote Address at the Induction Ceremony of IWM Olajumoke Shobayo, as the 33rd President and her Executive of Inner Wheel Club Matori, on Sunday August 5, 2018 at Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
First, Second and Third Publications
Professional text book Basic Principles and Methods of Urban and Regional Planning; 1st edit, 1999, 2nd edit, 2002, 3rd edit, 2007. Human settlements in developing countries carry a great burden from rapid, unplanned development. Communities face the problems of inadequate funding for basic infrastructure, rural-urban migration resulting in urbanization, and its consequent urban sprawl, rural depletion and intensive exploitation of natural resources. No doubt, these problems persist partly because of inappropriate policies and intervention strategies. Basic principles and methods of urban and regional planning is presented in part to assist in the resolution of these problems. The book provides studies of human settlements, sociology, rural development and land use. Practicing town planners’ policy makers and allied professionals will equally find the work of interest on why previous planning efforts have been largely unsuccessful.
This book is recommended text by professional bodies, polytechnics and universities, and the author has received national / international recognition.
The Challenges of Urbanisation in Nigerian Urban Centres; The Lagos Mega-City Situation- A Town Planner’s Perspective
The publication  is a study of Lagos Mega City. The history of the growth of Lagos is traced from the 15th Century AD to the present time, when it has metamorphosed to a Mega City. This phenomenal population growth has resulted in corresponding areal expansion consisting of planned development, slums and urban sprawl.
In the process of Implementation, plans need to be adequately funded, monitored, and continuously reviewed. The administrative machinery should be continuously upgraded to achieve a sustainable environment.
Wedding Message [July 2010] authored in honour of my children, Bode and Pagia Oreoluwa George at their wedding in Lousiana, USA. The book is in two parts featuring my experience “From the home front, in raising my kids” and “From the career path, a study of Lagos Mega City”.
“Basic Principles and Methods of Urban and Regional Planning” 4th Edition 2015.
“Urbanisation and the Lagos Mega-City” 2016.
This book is a study of the Lagos Mega-City and the history of the growth of Lagos from the 15th Century A.D. to present times. The phenomenal population growth resulted in areal expansion consisting of planned development, slums, and urban sprawl. Some of the efforts made over the years by Lagos State Government and other stakeholders to redress the situation are noted.
In the process of Implementation, plans need to be adequately funded, monitored and continuously reviewed with public/corporate participation
Book Documentary: 40 minute film on the Urbanisation of the Lagos Mega-City to illustrate the book. It can be viewed on this website.
– Study of OTTO, an inner city residential area of Lagos Metropolis. Proposals for
the rehabilitation and redevelopment on this slum area.
– Survey, Analysis and Report on the study of Badagry as a sub-region of
Both video recordings are available in Yaba Tech Library.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING
– Visit by Lagos Mainland Local Planning Authority to Natural Rulers in the Local
Government Area (Jan. 1999).
– Visit and submission of Position Papers by NITP Lagos State Chapter to the
Governor Elect of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu (March 1999)
– Town Hall Forum on Ikorodu Master Plan at Ikorodu in Sept., 2007.
– Member of Community Development Association, at the residential neighbourhood
to enlighten the community about necessary measures of security and maintenance of the environment.
POSITIONS HELD WITH LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Planning Authority (1998 – 1999)
Member of the Lagos State Government Standing Committee on Collapsed Buildings (May 2000 – 2003). This Committee investigates circumstances surrounding collapse of structures anywhere in Lagos State, and makes recommendations to the State Government and also enlightens the public to avoid future occurrences.
– Pioneer Chairman Lagos Metropolitan Development Project (L.M.D.P.) Urban Forum (Sept. 2001 – 2004). The Forum is a management structure to issue policy guidance for the whole range or urban problems including slum upgrading in the State. Nine priority blighted areas are presently listed for the World Bank Assisted Upgrading Programme.
Appointed by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State as the Town Planning Member on Tribunal of Inquiry into Lagos Island Kosoko Chieftaincy Family Disputes by the Lagos State Government (Feb. – July 2006). I received a letter of commendation from the Governor on this assignment.
HONOURS / AWARDS
Honours award by Alumni Association – Ijebu-Ode Grammar School (JOGS) Independence Club, Dec. 1993.
Award as Matron by Nigeria Association of Town Planning Students, Yaba College of Technology Chapter, in recognition of outstanding contribution to the progress and development of the association- 1996.
Distinguished achievement award by Alumni Association -The Polytechnic, Ibadan Alumni Association (Lagos Branch) Dec. 1997.
Recognition award by Nigerian Association of Town Planning Students Yaba College of Technology, – July 1999.
Merit award as Fellow by Environmental Planning Student Association, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife, Feb., 2001.
Merit award by Our Lady of Apostles’ Secondary School, Ijebu-ode, old students association Lagos state chapter, October 2001.
Merit award as Lady of Planning by Nigerian Association of Town Planning students, Lagos State Polytechnic Chapter, for invaluable contribution to the development of Town and Regional Planning Profession in Nigeria. Dec. 2001.
Elected first female Patron of Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. Table tennis section – 2003.
Service award by Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Ogun State Chapter, in recognition and appreciation of the contribution to the advancement of urban and regional planning in Nigeria. Jan., 2003.
Award by Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Lagos State Chapter Distinguished Town Planner Award in recognition of remarkable contribution to the growth, development and sustenance of Town Planning Profession in Lagos State- Sept. 2003.
Distinguished Alumnus merit award by Our Lady of Apostle’s Secondary School, Ijebu ode at the Founders’ day Golden Jubilee ceremony in recognition of her contribution to her alma mater January 2004.
Sports award by Lagos Country Club Table-tennis Section in recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of sports in the section, April 2005.
Award in appreciation of support for the continued survival of JOGS (Ijebu – ode grammar school) independence club, Dec, 2005.
Merit Award as Patroness, by Ultimate Planners Club of The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. Presented on May 3, 2007.
Distinguished Town Planner Award by Environmental Planning Students’ Association of Obafemi Awolowo University for her excellent contribution to the Town Planning Profession. on October 10, 2007
Inducted to the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame, as the first Female African Town Planner, on November 3, 2007; by National Center for Women Development, Abuja.
Honours Award by Lagos Country Club in commemoration of her Induction into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame in January 18, 2008
- Award as a Church Matron: Diocese of Owo Anglican Communion. Iwe Eri pe, Tpl. Mrs. Kehinde George je oye Matron ti Ijo Johannu Mimo, Ehin-Ogbe, Owo, ni ojo kejidinlogbon osu kefa odun 2008. lati owo Bisobu Rt. Rev. James A. Oladunjoye ati Alufa Ijo, Rev J. O. Adeniyi.
Award by Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria as Keynote Speaker at their 2008 Continuing Professional Development Seminar on October 8, 2008.
Nomination on February 4, 2009 (World Cancer Day) as National Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme (NCCPP) Golden Link. To play five major roles represented by the acronym RAPAF: Role Modeling, Advocacy, Participation, Advisory, and Fund Raising.
Award by Construction and Engineering Digest Forum as the 2009 CED Evergreen Female Professional Town Planner on Sept. 7, 2009.
Award by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Science, University of Lagos, on February 12, 2010. The award is to mark activities of the 10th Anniversary of the Department and it is for “Distinguished Service to the Urban and Regional Planning Profession”.
Award from “Daughter of Eve Awards; a Multi-media Stand Point for Women and Children in conjunction with Lagos State Government” for an outstanding career in Town Planning, on Dec. 20, 2010.
Distinguished Professional Award by Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the Built Environment and Profession particularly in Urban and Regional Planning on March 2, 2011
Induction into the Construction Industry Hall of Fame by Construction Engineering Digest Forum on July 28, 2011 at Abuja.
Award for Professional Excellence in the practice of Town Planning received from Ijebu Professional Excellence Foundation on May 17, 2012 at Ijebu-Ode.
‘Distinguished Patron’ awarded by Afribaby Initiative on March 26, 2013
‘Award for Appreciation’ from Inner Wheel Club of Matori on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
‘Recognition Award’ from Women in Technical Education (WITED), Yaba College of Technology Chapter on Dec. 11, 2013.
Most Outstanding Female Planner Award by the Nigerian Institutes of Town Planners at Abuja on November 3, 2016.
Individual National Merit Award from Ijebu-Ode Grammar School Old boys Association on Saturday February 18, 2017.
Induction as Distinguished Fellow of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria and Lifetime Achievement/Honourary Fellowship Award on Thursday 23rd February, 2017.
Inner Wheel District 911 Nigeria Award in recognition of contribution towards charitable and humanitarian works in our Society, thereby living a lasting legacy on July 16, 2017.
- 2018 Construction and Engineering Digest Award for “Outstanding Professional Women in the Built Environment” on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Congratulatory message from the Elderly Ministry, The Community of Elders, Diocese of Lagos West(Anglican Communion); on my 70th Birthday Anniversary on June 14, 2018; presented by Ven. Ladipo Eso, Diocesan Director, Elderly Ministry.