Meet our Team

Lookman Oshodi

Project Director

Lookman Oshodi, Commonwealth Professional Fellow is the Project Director of Arctic Infrastructure (AI), a multi-disciplinary private organization with a broad focus on infrastructure delivery, urban development and the environment. Lookman Oshodi is an infrastructure, urban development and city system strategist. He, alongside other 10 global experts, was a member of the Technical Committee for 2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (4th Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation) and was appointed in May 2018 as one of the four International Jury Members by the Metropolis, world association of the major metropolises, based in Barcelona, Spain. He joined three other global experts from Canada, the Netherlands and Argentina to assessed and selected 6 pilot projects from the submissions by the governments of major cities across the world as part of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis Pilot Projects 2018 – 2020.

He led the formulation of Abeokuta Capital City Master Plan under the Future Cities Nigeria and United Kingdom Global Prosperity Fund. Lookman Oshodi is the Nigerian coordinator for the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA’s) Lagos Lagoon City Project which is exploring Lagos lagoon as a key element in flood management, housing delivery, transportation, water and green space in Lagos. He led a team of local and international experts to support Edo State Government in the process of establishing a new urban development and infrastructure planning institution.

He is also leading multiple study projects with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (hbs) covering housing types and mortgage system for low-income groups, transportation and climate-resilient infrastructure in the city of Lagos. He is the Technical Lead for the formulation of new housing funding architecture for the city of Lagos under the auspices of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing in conjunction with Heinrich Boll Foundation and ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AI).

He is working with WaterAid Nigeria and Mangrove Partners Limited on water and sanitation projects in four States in Nigeria. He was the project manager for urban water and sanitation project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Development Innovations Group (DIG) in Bauchi and Kaduna States, and a Technical Assistance Consultant to Eko Urban Development Project (EKO-UP), a multiple infrastructure delivery project of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Lagos State Government, Nigeria.

He is working, as a Consultant, with Save the Children International, SUPPORT of Switzerland, Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), Peru, Water Aid UK and Community Energy Scotland on various healthcare, water and sanitation, housing, energy and other strategic urban infrastructure delivery projects. He prepared the institutional reform document for the restructuring of organizations tasked with the regeneration and urban development in the city of Lagos among which is Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA), served as the Program Coordinator for the reform of Nigerian Land Use Policy under the auspices of Land Use Act Amendment Advocacy Group (LUAAAG) and worked as a consultant to review and update the National Human Settlement Policy and National Urban Housing Policy for the Republic of Rwanda. He led the preparation of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge finalist Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan.

He is a Registered Town Planner with the membership of local and international professional associations including, Nigerian Environmental Society, Chartered Institute of Housing, United Kingdom and International Federation for Housing and Planning, The Netherlands.

Abdul – Alim Anibaba

Project Manager – Special (ICT)

Abdul – Alim Anibaba, an astute Engineer is the Project Manager – Special (ICT) responsible for the design, delivery and management of intelligence infrastructure. He is an alumnus of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a Corporate Member with the Institute of Electrical Engineers, the United Kingdom with specialization in power, construction and structural design. He was a Pupil Engineer with Honeywell Engineering Limited between 1994 and 1997 and later Project Manager with First Trust Engineering Limited for more than eight years. 

Alaba M. Kelani

Project Manager - Planning and Design

Alaba M. Kelani obtained M.Sc. in Geographic Information System (GIS) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Osun State, Nigeria in 2012. He had worked as a consultant to the Government of Osun State on GIS database design and analysis, and preparation of maps and plans for project implementation.  He participated in the MTN road mapping and home zone projects while leading the designing and planning of HFP Industrial Layout, Lekki and Shoreline Estate, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ayotunde Akomolafe

Project Officer

Ayotunde Akomolafe obtained a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Lagos in 2022, he also obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria in 2012. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) awarded by the Project Management Institute, United States of America and he is also a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He has provided technical, enterprise and administrative support to ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AI) in the preparation of project plans and schedules, engaging project stakeholders and partners, outlining project scope and the required resources, monitoring and controlling project activities from inception to completion.

Some of the key projects he participated in their execution include the Rehabilitation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities in selected Public Schools in Lagos and Functionality Assessment of Water Points in Shomolu and Bariga Local Government Areas of Lagos State, a project of Save the Children International, United States Agency for International Development’s project on Assessment of Governance and Institutional Framework for Urban Sanitation in Kaduna and Bauchi, Nigeria and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Project on Housing Types and Mortgage System for Low-Income Groups in Lagos, Nigeria.

Before joining AI in December 2014, he had previously worked with the Hudson Bay Limited as an Assistant Project Engineer.

Hannah Balogun

Project Assistant – City Innovation

The Project Assistant – City Innovation, Hannah Balogun, has a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria She has certificates in Health, Safety and Environment, Level 1, 2 and 3 from the British International Safety Organization. She did her internship with AI in 2018 where she learned fundamental principles of housing delivery and transportation system in cities of developing countries.

Yusuf Shodiya

Project Assistant – Infrastructure Policy

The Project Assistant – Infrastructure Policy, Shodiya Yusuf, has a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and a Higher National Diploma (with Distinction Honours) from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos, Nigeria.

He has certificates in Specialized Modules on “Human Health and Climate Change” and “Cities and Climate Change” both from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He also has a course certificate in “Gender and Environment” from the United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership. Before joining AI in February 2020, he had previously worked with Spatial Resources Consulting, Maryland Lagos as a Spatial Analyst.