A highly experienced professional in Town Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Wasiu Abiola Anifowoshe is a fellow and current Chairman Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)Lagos State Chapter, A Registered Town Planner (RTP) with Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria, Member of Association of Town Planning Consultants (ATOPCON), and Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).
Tpl. Anifowoshe hails from Epe in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State and was born on 30thMarch, 1952. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate, young Anifowoshe proceeded to Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo, Lagos State in 1969 and sat for his West Africa School Certificate Examination (WASCE)in 1972 and General Certificate of Education Advance Level in 1974.
In his quest for further education, Tpl. Anifowoshe proceeded to Howard University in the United States of America for a study leading to the award of Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1979 and Master’s degree in the same field in 1980. Not satisfied, he went further to obtain a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning in 1982 from the same University.
A perceptive Technocrat and quintessential planner, Anifowoshe started his career in the Lagos State Civil Service at the then Lagos State Lands and Physical Planning in 1985 after his mandatory National Service with the Lagos State Ministry of Works & Housing in 1984. By dint of dedication, hardwork and commitment to excellence, he rose to the position of Director at the Physical Planning Department of Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority (LASURA), 2003 – 2006. In 2011, was appointed the General Manager of the same Authority.
With vast experience that spans over 3 decades, TPL. Anifowoshe is well grounded in project management and urban regeneration. He had at various times undertaken development projects which include but not limited to the Construction of Ultra-Modern Balogun Market Olowogbowo at Lagos Island, Construction of twenty-four manssionate apartments at Olaleye, Iponri, review of Urban Renewal Scheme at Badia and Ijora-Oloye.
Other assignments that he handled included the Right- of- Way(RoW for the fourth (4th) Mainland Bridge from Badore to Ijede , Right- of- Way (RoW) for Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Right- of- Way for Lagos-Epe Expressway in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Expansion of Ikorodu Road from Mile 12 in Kosofe Local Government Area to Ikorodu, Expansion of Okota-Isolo Way in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area, LASU- Iba Expressway Road expansion, Ibeshe Road in Ikorodu Local Government Area, Agiliti/Mile 12-Magodo Road expansion in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
He also served in various Service Committees among which were Technical Committee on Village Excision in Lagos State, 2006,Eko Exhibition Committee, Committee on Relocation of Displaced Traders at Orile Market to Morogbo in Badagry and Technical Committee on Lagos/Badagry Expressway. Until his appointment as the Honourable Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Anifowoshe was a Managing Partner with the Contemporary Consultant Group (A team of Architects, Town Planners and Development Consultants)
Apart from being an Honorary Chieftaincy Title Holder of Okanlomo of Epe Kingdom, Anifowoshe is a devout Muslim, he is the Seriki Musulumi of First Epe Central Mosque and Chairman, Central Mosque Committee, and erstwhile, National Projects Secretary for NASRUL- LAHI-IL –FATHI SOCIETY OF NIGERIA(NASFAT).
Anifowoshe is an ardent lover of soccer and swimming.
He is happily married and blessed with children.
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