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The establishment of the Centre for Planning Studies by the Lagos State University was in fulfillment of one of its cardinal objectives, which is the provision of qualitative training in areas of critical need and relevance to the state in particular, and the nation in general. The location of Lagos State University in a rapidly urbanizing metropolis makes the institution an ideal laboratory for planning education. The Centre is therefore conceived primarily as an avenue for providing an enabling academic environment for the training of middle- and high-level professionals in the various specialties of urban and regional planning.

Vision Statement

“To train and produce world-class professional town planners and environmentalists equipped with requisite knowledge and skills to solve contemporary planning and development problems; and who are ethically upright and excellent in character and service to humanity.”

Mission Statement

“To foster the realization of an orderly development of our physical environment and the optimum management of our natural resources, including land, through research and training. Also to translate such research efforts through teaching and community service to the production of highly skilled personnel whose academic and professional activities will enhance the livability of our urban and rural areas for improved longevity and the overall development of our nation.” Also, to further the practice and theoretical development of urban and regional planning by providing a conducive teaching, learning and development environment where staff and students can interact and compete effectively with their counterparts nationally and internationally in terms of intellectual and professional competence.

The Director

Prof. Ayo Omotayo (Ph.D)

Director, Centre for Planning Studies.

It gives me great pleasure and joy to welcome us to the Centre for Planning Studies. the information provided is to show case and measure advancement in our activities in the Centre. In the last twenty years or thereabout, the Centre has witnessed positive changes in the right direction which has stimulated efficient service deliver in Teaching, Research and Community services. For planning studies please permit me to inform that the Centre was established in 1998 by the Lagos State University which was a fulfilment of one of its cardinal objectives, which is the provision of qualitative training in area of critical need relevance to the state in particular, and the nation in general. Our vision in the Centre is very clear. With the support of the University Management ably led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanwaju Adigun Fagbohun SAN, we will take giant steps and become the leading Centre of excellence not only in the state but the nation in general.
Thank you.

We are LASU, we are proud.

Previous and forthcoming events

On-going LASU Land Regularization Exercise and Re-Modelling of Part of Igbo-Elerin.

The Director represent the University at LASU Encroachment Committee meetings at the State Government Level

Centre for Planning Studies Board of Appointments and Promotions Committee Meeting considered the Annual Performance Evaluation and Curriculum Vitae of Mr. Akinde Jubril Olatunbosun from Research Fellow II to Research Fellow I.

Monitoring physical and development in the University.

Reviewing and implementing LASU Master Plan.

Coordination of the LASU Encroachment of Lands at Iba and Epe Campus.

Soil test for the purpose of building construction .


Post Research Seminar.


Student Proposal Writing Workshop.


Use of Drone in Upgrading Planning Profession.


Annual Lecture Series: Evolution of Lagos into a modern Megacity: The Role of Effective Stakeholder Engagement

meet our staff

Mr. Akinde Jubril .O

Research Fellow II

Mr. Olori, P.E

Principal Assistant Registrar /Secretary

Asiwaju-Dada, S.O

Principal Assistant Registrar

Mrs. Salami, A.A

Principal Executive Officer I

Miss Adetutu John

Principal Executive Officer II

Miss Tajudeen Rahmot

Computer Operator I

Mrs Ajisegiri A.O.

Assistant Chief Clerical Officer