A few days ago, the Nigerian Institute of Building had its 51st Builders’ Annual Conference/AGM 2021 in Lagos. It went on for 4 days, from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th August 2021. It was held at D’Podium International Event Centre, on Aromire, Off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos. This year’s annual conference was well attended, as delegates came from the 36 State Chapters, plus the FCT. A new Management was elected and at the event, many professional Builders attended. The conference was hosted by the Nigerian Institute of Building.
Builder (Prof) Yohana D. Izam emerged as the new National President. He took over from Builder Kunle Awobodu who ran the Institute for 2 years and his tenure just ended last month. Izam was formerly the 1st Vice-President.
Let’s tell you about other Builders like Prof. Kabir Bala, Chairman Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria.
Bldr. Sir Alderton Ewa, FNIOB-2nd VP, Bldr Hon. Bimbo Kolade-3rd VP, Bldr. Belonwu Christopher-HGS, Bldr. Rev. Dosumu Segun-AGS, Bldr Sarki Sadiku-Treasurer, Bldr Mrs. Osho Fatimoh-Registrar, Bldr Prof. Martins Dada-Chairman Builders in Academic, Bldr Mrs. Lami Kawu-IPC-APWBN, Bldr Adeoye Thomas-Financial Secretary, Bldr Nwekete Chinansa-Ebonyi State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Chris Osama-Nasarawa State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Bukar Gota-Borno State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Okon Abakadang-Akwa Ibom State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Dr. Ayobami Akinpade-Oyo State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Ugwoeri John-Abia State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Dr. Akinola V.O.-Ekiti State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Odummbaku Wilson-FCT Chapter Chairman, Bldr Sunday J. Wusu-Lagos State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Peter Wikadason-Plateau State Chapter Chairman, Bldr Odumbaku Babatunde-Vice Chairman Ogun Chapter, Bldr Hamatu Valim-Vice President APWBN, Bldr Mrs. Said, S. Adenike-Newly Elected APWBN, Bldr Aisha Orumah S.-Secretary Kogi Chapter, Bldr Peter P Ramson-Secretary FCT Chapter, Bldr Ayegbokiki S.T-Vice-Chairman Osun Chapter, Bldr Aliyu A. Ova-BOT, Bldr Hon. Bala Kaoje-BOT, Bldr Abdulrazaq A. Alao-PPHGS, Bldr Elegbede Fail-IPHGS, Bldr Peter Kuroshi-Registrar CORBON, Bldr Barr. Ehikioya Anegbe-Newly Elected Chairman COF, Bldr Barr. Tunde Osinubi-Fellow, Bldr Mrs. Enebe Eucharia-Fellow, Bldr Adelaja Adekanbi-Fellow, Bldr Tanko Rotdang-APWBN, Bldr Akinyoade Florence-APWBN, Bldr Onabekun Adekunle-Member, Bldr Aliu Ibidayo-Member, Bldr Abalaka Danjuma-Member, Bldr Tanko Regina Potkang-Member, Bldr Marafa Muhammad-Member, Bldr Sidi Yusuf Abdulrahim-Member, Bldr Victoria Gana-Member, Bldr Omale Peter Ameh-Member, Bldr A.K. Ahmed-Member, Bldr Larai Abdullahi Gbum-Member, Mustapha Ibrahim-Member, Idia’u Joy I-Member, Haruna Bilikisu-Student.
There are other builders like Builder Bammeke Akinola (former Publicity Secretary), Builder Olatunji Olayinka (Chairman, Ogun State), Builder Orji Solomon Emeka (Chairman, Enugu State), Builder Kingsley Oghoro (Chairman, Delta State, Builder (Dr.) Adamu Samaila (Research & Development Secretary.
The women are not left out. There are many women Builders like Builder Dr. Mrs. Modupe Ogunbanjo. They actually have a group called The Association of Professional Women Builders of Nigeria, which Builder (Mrs.) Sikirat Adenike Said, is the Chairperson. The 1st VP is Builder (Mrs) Akinyoade, the 2nd VP is Builder (Mrs.) Hamatu Haliru Ibrahim, Builder (Mrs.) Lami Kawu Muhammad, then Builder (Mrs.) Aliu Ibidayo, Hon. General Secretary), Builder (Dr.) Kudirat Zakarriya, Builder (Mrs.) Dolapo Osodin, (Treasurer); Builder (Mrs.) Regina Tanko, Builder (Mrs.) Ikpo Grace, (Financial Secretary), Builder (Mrs.) Gana Victoria (Welfare Secretary) and Builder (Barr) Ehikioya Anegbe.
There are other Builders we often don’t celebrate like Builder (Dr.) Adamu Samaila, the Research & Development Secretary, Builder Segun Dosumu, Builder Fadil Elegbede, Builder Samson Opaluwa, Builder Aliyu Ova, Builder John Ugwoeri and Builder Ewa Alderson.
There are others like past President, Builder Kenneth Nduka and Builder Tijjani Shuaib, There is also Builder Sunday Wusu, the Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Building Lagos State Chapter and Chairman of Local Organising Committee, Builder Lucky Isename, the Vice-Chairman, NIOB, Lagos State Chapter & Chairman, Presidential Night Sub-Committee, Builder Adesanya Olufemi, the Hon. Secretary of NIOB Lagos State chapter.
There is also Builder Segun Abolaji, the Managing Director of Leisure Court, a renowned multiple award-winning real estate companies, founded with a vision to provide excellent housing solutions to all Nigerian residents and those in the diaspora.
Let’s also tell you about some builders who were members of the Local organising committee of the 51st Builders’ Annual Conference & AGM. Builder Wusu Sunday is the Chairman of the LOC, Builder Odusola-Sterenson Ese (Secretary), Builder Adekanmbi Adelaja, Builder Adeoye Thomas, Builder Fadil Elegbede, Builder Isename Lucky, Builder Mrs. Said Adenike, Builder Adesanya Olufemi, Builder Aina Babatunde, Builder Haroon Bankole, Builder Gbajabiamila Mubarak, Builder Olusesan Phillips, Builder Ogundare Abiodun, Builder Owolabi Rasheed, Builder Shobowale Shade, Builder Yinka Ojo, Builder Ganiyu Musediq, Builder Dosumu Gbadebo, Builder Godfrey Godfrey, Builder Jumoke Beyioku, Builder Aiteobhor Lynus, Builder Col. Gabriel Odey and Builder Kolawole Williams.
Many don’t know HRM Oba Builder Asunmo Ganiyu Aderibigbe, the paramount ruler of Odo Ayandelu is a professional builder. There is also Builder (Hon) Bimbo Kolade, the 3rd Vice President & Chairman, Planning Committee of the 51st Builders’ Conference/AGM 2021. There is also Builder (Dr.) Ndidi Blessing Iheama, Builder Nosiru Isiaka, Builder (Mrs.) Muili Ogunnaike Tobun, Builder Joseph Akinpade, Builder (Mrs.) Juliana Adeosun, Builder Tijani Mohammed, Builder (Mrs.) Jane Ogbu, Builder (Mrs) Pedeth Abidemi Adelaja and Builder Haliru Zuwal.
There are others like Builder Charles Balami and Builder Dr. Momoh Oboirien, Builder (Dr.) Akinola Victoria, Builder Sunday Ojambati, Builder Isaac Afuye, and Builder (Dr.) Victoria Olufunke Akinola. Many don’t know that the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport in Katsina, Builder Bilyaminu Mohammad Alibaba is a professional Builder. Also the Director of Building, Builder Abdulbaki Mohammad is also a professional builder, same as the Permanent Secretary, Health Tertiary Institutions, Builder Hafiz Ilyasu Wali.
There is also Builder Soji Ogunleye, Builder (Mrs.) Fatimoh Osho, Builder Yinka Olatunji, Builder Rufus Oyegbile, Builder A.T Hassan, Builder Olufemi Akinsola, Builder (Dr.) Mrs. Zakariyau, Builder Dele Akinyan, Builder Ekanem, Builder Victoria Gana, Builder Adebayo Dauda, Builder Lucky Isename, Builder (Dr.) Yakubu Sunday, Builder Ignatius Ugwu.