The newly appointed Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako has promised a better deal for the built environment in Lagos, saying that he would strive to attain a liveable, organised and prosperous city in line with the mandate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
Salako made the promise on Tuesday in Ikeja while speaking at the reception organised by the Management of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to welcome him and the Special Adviser, Urban Development, Arc. Kabir Ahmed Abdullahi to the Ministry.
“I am committed to the six pillars of development in Lagos, encapsulated in T.H.E.M.E.S which is the development template of the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu. My colleague, Arc. Kabir Ahmed Abdullahi and I are here to further this mandate”, he said.
He said that as a Town Planner he was at home in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development where he would be proud to associate with professional colleagues.
He, therefore, called on members of staff of the Ministry to join hands with him in realising his vision for the built environment in the State, while assuring an open door policy.
Dr. Idris Salako has over 20years town planning experience in the public and private sectors experience with core competencies in Governance and Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport Management, Land Use Planning and Environmental Sustainability among others.
He holds a Doctorate Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Lagos and is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planning (NITP) and the President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON)
The Special Adviser Urban Development, Kabir Ahmed Abdullahi is also an experienced Architect who had served as Chairman, Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Authority (LASPEMA) and Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Agency.