•As Members Meet In LAGOS For 2021 Builders’ Conference/AGM
For 4 days, last week, professional builders from all over the country, gathered at D’Podium Event Centre, along Aromire, Off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja Lagos to hold this year’s Builders’ Conference/AGM during which new exco members were elected.
The event took place from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th August 2021. The theme for this years Conference was Advancing Technologies, Systems & Standards For Sustainable Building Construction. The Builders’ Annual Conference is the initiative of The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) which was founded in 1967.
On Tuesday 24th August 2021, the Presidential Night and Merit Award was held in honour of its National Council Members of the Institute, distinguished Guests and Awardees. The event was under the distinguished chairmanship of Mr. Obinna Etele, the MD of Timberlock Manufacturing Ltd. It was organised by, Builder Sunday Wusu and his team in Lagos. Wasu is the Chairman, NIOB Lagos State Chapter and Chairman, Local Organising Committee.
Last week, during the conference, the Nigerian Institute of Building’s new set of Management to pilot the affairs of the Institute at the National level for the next 2 years, 2021/2023 council year were elected.
The newly elected Management officers are:
Bldr. Prof. Yohana Izam, FNIOB – President
Bldr. Alderton Ewa, FNIOB – 1st Vice President
Bldr. Bimbo Kolade, FNIOB – 2nd Vice President
Bldr. Idris Sadiq Abubakar, FNIOB – 3rd Vice President
Bldr. Kunle Awobodu, FNIOB – Immediate Past President
Bldr. Adelaja Adekambi, FNIOB – Honorary General Secretary
Bldr. Abalaka Danjuma, FNIOB – Assistant General Secretary
Bldr. Dr. Napoleon Usman, MNIOB – Registrar
Bldr. Chinasa Nwekete, FNIOB – Treasurer
Bldr. Wilson Odunmbaku, FNIOB – Financial Secretary
Bldr. John Ugwoeri, MNIOB – Research Secretary
Bldr. Daniel Sani, MNIOB – Publicity Secretary
Over the years, members of the Institute have been promoting the need for Nigerians to make use of professional builders because of the vital role they play in the Built sector.
For the last 2 years, Builder Kunle Awobodu has been the one running the Institute as National President. Until a few days ago, Awobodu led a team of national Elected Officers made up of about 12 members, namely:
BLDR. Kunle Awobodu, was president, BLDR (Prof) Yohana Izam as Vice President, BLDR, (Sir) Alderton Ewa as 2nd Vice President, BLDR, Bimbo Kolade-3rd Vice President, BLDR Christopher Belonwu-Hon. General Secretary, BLDR. Kenneth N. Nduka as Immediate Past President, BLDR, Segun Dosumu as Assistant General Secretary, BLDR (Mrs.) Fatimoh Osho as Registrar, BLDR. Sadiku Sarki-Treasurer, BLDR. Thomas Adeoye-Financial Secretary, BLDR Akinola Bammeke-Publicity Secretary, BLDR. (Dr.) Samaila Adamu as Research & Development Secretary.
The state chapters also had Chairmen, namely:
(1) Bldr. Orji Nw Ankwo, Fniob-ABIA, (2) BLDR. Charles Adamu Balami. MNIOB-ADAMAWA,
(3) BLDR. Alex Chukwuwike,FNIOB-ANAMBRA, (4) BLDR. Okon Eta Abakadang, MNIOB-AKWAIBOM, (5) BLDR. Ekpeyong Ekeng Ekpeyong, MNIOB-CROSS RIVER, (6) BLDR. Amdl Mathew, MNIOB-BENUE, (7) BLDR. Mohammed Danlami Garba,FNIOB-BAUCHI, (8) BLDR. Madu Bulcar, MNIOB-BORNO, (9) BLDR. Igirigi Kokiwobo-MNIOB-BAYELSA, (10) BLDR. Samuel Omiri, MNIOB-DELTA, (11) BLDR. Joseph Edugie,FNIOB-EBONYI, (12) BLDR. Dr. Victoria Olufunke Akinola, FNIOB-EKITI, (13) BLDR. Sunday E. Ononfa, MNIOB-EDO, (14) BLDR. Eric Emeka Agu, MNIOB-ENUGU, (15) BLDR. Mahmood Yusuf, MNIOB-GOMBE. (16) BLDR. Andrew Osuagwu, MNIOB-IMO, (17) BLDR. Mubarak Aminu Sadis. MNIOB-JIGAWA, (18) BLDR. Iliyasu Bello, MNIOB -KATSINA, (19) BLDR. Mahmud Salihu, MNIOB-KADUNA, (20) BLDR. Omokanye Raphael Oladele, MNIOB-KWARA, (21) BLDR. Olusegun Akintomide Esan. MNIOB-KOGI, (22) BLDR. Tijjani Yahaya Abubakar, MNIOB-KANO, (23) BLDR. Marafa Muhammad, MNIOB-KEBBI, (24) BLDR. Sunday Joseph Wusu, FNIOB-LAGOS, (25) BLDR. Titus M. Osabo, MNIOB -NASARAWA, (26) BLDR. (Dr.) Ibrahim Abubakar Shehu, MNIOB-NIGER, (27) BLDR. (DR.) Akani Prince Oluyeye. MNIOB -ONDO, (28) BLDR. Rufus Oyegbile, MNIOB-OSUN, (29) BLDR. Olayinka Abimbola Olatunji, MNIOB -OGUN, (30) BLDR. (Dr.) Akeem Bolaji Wahab, MNIOB-OYO, (31) BLDR. Kandi Chingle, MNIOB -PLATEAU (32) BLDR. Hillary Ukwadi, MNIOB-RIVERS, (33) BLDR. Yusuf Sidi Abdurrahman, MNIOB, SOKOTO, (34) BLDR. Augustine Y. Bazing, MNIOB-TARABA, (35) BLDR. Mika’ilu Jandi Njayo, MNIOB-YOBE, (36) BLDR. Garba Wakili Bungudu, MNIOB-ZAMFARA, (37) BLDR. Peter Omale Ameh. MNIOB FCT-ABUJA.
The institute has also had Chairmen, Institute of Building (IOB), Nigeria Centre, like BLDR. Chief S. Olufemi Okikiolu (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-1967-1968), BLDR. Otunba Fatal Ishola Osikoya (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-(1968-1969).
Names of past Presidents of the Nigerian Institute Of Building include BLDR. Otunba Fatal Ishola Osikoya (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-1970-1972, BLDR. Chief Micheal Emmanuel Elebiju (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB 1972 -1976, BLDR. Emmanuel Oluwole Ajala (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-1976 – 1983, BLDR. (PROF.) Kunle Ade Wahab, FNIOB, PPNIOB -1983 -1988, BLDR. Solomon Temitayo Oyefeko (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-1988-1991, BLDR. (PROF.) Dalhatu A. Muazu, FNIOB, PPNIOB 1991-1992, BLDR. Ade Fola Odufuye, ESQ, FNIOB, PPNIOB-1992-1995, BLDR. Gbadebo Ademorati (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-1995 – 1997, BLDR. Adewale Odulami,FNIOB, PPNIOB-1997-1999, BLDR. Habu Sani Gumel (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB -1999 – 2001, BLDR. (Dr) Ayo Bamisile, FNIOB, PPNIOB 2001-2003, BLDR.(DR.) Micah Obiegbu, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2003-2005, BLDR.(HON.) BALA Bawa Kao’je (LATE), FNIOB, PPNIOB-2005-2007, BLDR. Mujib Dola Arilesere, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2007 – 2009, BLDR. (DR.) Dachollom D. Jambol, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2009-2011, BLDR. Chucks Ambrose Omeife, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2011-2013, BLDR. Tunde Lasabi, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2013-2015, BLDR. Tijani B. Shuaib, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2015-2017, BLDR. Kenneth Nnabuife Nduka, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2017-2019, BLDR. Kunle Awobodu, FNIOB, PPNIOB-2019-Till date.
The Chairmen, Council of registered builders of Nigeria include BLDR. Otunba Fatal Ishola Osikoya (LATE), FNIOB-1990-2000, BLDR. (PROF.) Akin Akindoyemi (LATE) FNIOB LATE-2000-2012, BLDR. (PROF). Kabir Bala, FNIOB-2013-2021.
The Chairpersons College of Fellows are as follows: BLDR. All Fatoma, FNIOB, BLDR. D. D. Jambol , FNIOB, PhD, BLDR. Mrs. Adebolanle Araba, FNIOB, BLDR. Barr. Ehikioya R. Anegbe, JP, FNIOB (Current Chairman).