|Commissioner for Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mrs Yetunde Onabule|
Dr. Idris Salako is presently the Commissioner of Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos State, Nigeria. A Nigerian Town Planner registered with the Town Planning Registration Council of Nigeria, Association of Town Planning Consultants Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners. He established the firm Adesanya Salako and Associates, a physical planning consultancy firm in Lagos State, in which he was the Managing Partner before the appointment.
Dr Idris Okanla Salako, born 1968 in Lagos, to a Nigerian family, earned his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Federal University of Technology, Akure. He also went ahead to obtain his M.Sc. and PhD in the same field [Urban, Regional Planning] at University of Lagos (UNILAG).
He was appointed in August, 2019 by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu. He was the Managing Partner at Adesanya Salako and Associates before his appointment. He also has work experience both in private corporations and the public sector. Dr. Idris started his career in urban and rural planning as an Estate officer at Jide Taiwo & Co. between 1997-1998. He got employed at Hussplan Consult – Planning Practice as a Town Planner in 1998. He was an Environmental Officer at b-Environmental between 2001-2010. However, he joined the public sector between 2001-2003 as a Town Planning Officer at Oshodi-Isolo Local Planning Authority under the administration of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State. He was a part of the following executed projects but not limited to: Ikorodu Sub-Region Master Plan (2016-2036); Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (2016); Large/medium/Small Scale Agro-Industrial Parks at Imota Ikorodu; Mowo, Lagos-Badagry Expressway; Ibeju-Lekki; Ijanikin; Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Lagos State Government (2013-2015); Preparation of Development Schemes for the Redevelopment of Agbado Oke Odo Unity Market, Alagbado Lagos State, 2013; Development of an Environmental Preservation Control and Conservation Database for the Niger Delta; Preparation of Environmental Impact Analysis Report/Planning Technical Study Reports for the New Tejuosho Market (Phase 1); Medium and Large Scale Industrial Park, Ilara-Igbonla, Epe.
Others include: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Lagos State Government (2014); Project Manager, Ogun State Sub Regional Plan (Ogun Waterside and Ijebu East Local Governments-Sub-Region 5) 2007; Preparation of Development Schemes for the Redevelopment of Kuyasin Awuse Market and the New Kotangowa Market, Lagos State, (2009); Development plan for a Leprosarium at Ijebu Itele, by the Redeemed Christian Church of God ; Project Planner, Ogun State Sub Regional Plan (Ogun Waterside and Ijebu East Local Governments, 2006). He established Adesanya Salako and Associates Planning Firm in 2004 where he has anchored and managed several projects.
Salako has over 20 years experience in both public and private sectors of Town Planning with core competencies in Governance and Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport Management, Land Use Planning and Environmental Sustainability among others.
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