NIA inaugurates lecture series
ONE of the foremost professional groups in the building industry, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), will on Thursday begin a series of annual lecture tagged Distinguished Lecture Series.
In a statement signed by the institute’s President, Waheed Niyi Brimmo, the Distinguished Lecture Series was borne out of great commitment of the Institute to raise debates on key issues affecting the nation’s built environment and proffer workable and sustainable solutions that will enhance our environment, create national identity, develop human capacity and address the alarming unemployment.
According to Brimmo, the high profile annual lecture to be delivered by Past Presidents of the Institute is meant to kick-start activities of each year (preferably not later than February). The national political activities including elections this year led to it’s shifting to April. It is expected to attract all classes of members of the Institutes as well as cross-section of key players in commerce, industry and politics.
“The lecture series aims to project architectural perspectives of critical local, national and international issues and challenges, promote advocacies that project architecture and architects, create requisite rapport with policy makers and patrons of architecture, celebrate the Institute’s collective history, encourage necessary bonding across generations and classes of members”, he said.
Former Vice President in the second republic, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, who was the second President of the Institute between 1967-1968, will deliver the first lecture titled: “Architecture Management and Participation of Architects in Nigeria’s Political Process”.