NITP, ThinkLab group Sign MOU for Construction of State-of-the-art National Head Office Complex

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NITP, ThinkLab group Sign MOU for Construction of State-of-the-art National Secretariat

In its Continued effort to reposition the Institute for greater productivity and better service delivery, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, (NITP), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thinklab Group for the delivery of a State-of-the-art National Head Office Complex.

The MOU,signed Wednesday 5th June 2024 at the Thinklab Group head Office in Abuja, marks a milestone for the Institute’s Action plan. This is in view of its target to build a befitting complex to house the Institute.

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The project is to be realized within stipulated timelines and would involve the financing and construction of two blocks of Four-Storey Office structures by the Thinklab group. In his remarks, the Chairman, Thinklab Group, Dr. Sa’d Alkali Koli, noted that the partnership was strategic and very significant. He added that in line with the Group’s vision to maintain high standards and timely delivery, it will work within laid down timelines to realize the project.

Speaking on the modalities of the MOU, he stated “ the proposal we submitted, outlines a joint venture between the Thinklab group and the Nigerian Institute of Town planners. The project involves the financing and construction of two blocks of four-Storey Office Structure and facilities”.

The Chairman also stated that the Group remains committed to ensuring timely service delivery and Maintaining Standards. He also reinstated resolve of the group to deliver within the laid down guidelines.

Reacting to the remarks, the President, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, tpl. Nathaniel Atebije, highlighted the importance of the project. He explained that in view of the strides to reposition the Institute, it had become imperative to build a befitting Secretariat.

He said “ this is a project that is very dear to us. There is no Institution that does not crave a befitting place to sit down and think, create ideas. We are glad that you (Thinklab group) are part of the process to create livable cities by being part of the development process of our complex. We have looked at the proposal being made and we are happy with it.Atebije also explained the need to work within the parameters of development Control to ensure that the project does not violate laid down urban planning rules.

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Speaking to Housing TV Africa, Executive Director, Housing Development Advocacy Network, (HDAN), Festus Adebayo- also an Honorary member of NITP,harped on the need for professionalism in the delivery of the project and he also called for adherence to core values.According to him expectations are high to see the full realization of the project which he is proud to be the facilitator.

He said “ I am pleased with Thinklab Group and Over the years the Group has raised the standards. The phase one has been completed, highlighted by the signing of the MOU.The phase two is to commence the construction within the next two weeks and deliver at the end of 18months.He further stated that, the Nigerian Institute of Town planners is made up of seasoned and highly respected professionals and as a result, expectations are high over this project”.Highlight of the event was the signing of the MOU by the Chairman, Thinklab Group and the President, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners. Notable dignitaries present at the event include Director, Development Control, FCT, Mukhtar Galadima, President NITP, FCT Chapter, Tpl. Lami Ayuba.

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