Unilag Housing Centre


Centre Advisory Board (2024 – 2026)

ARUA CoE for Urbanization and Habitable Cities

Centre Advisory Board (2024 – 2026)

S/N Name Affiliation
1 Prof. Oluwole Familoni (Chairman) University of Lagos (Education)
2 Prof. Tom Goodfellow University of Sheffield (Education)
3 Prof. David Toll University of Durham (Education)
4 Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai Commissioner for Housing (Government)
5 Dr. Muhammad M. Gambo Shelter Afrique (International/ Private sector)
6 Ms. Astrid R. N. Haas Independent Researcher (International/ Private sector)
7 Mrs Titilayo Oshodi Special Adviser on Climate Change (Government)
8 Mr. Madu Hamman Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (Government)
9 Mrs Ewuraba Addo ARUA Representative 





Prof. Oluwole Familoni

Professor Familoni obtained B. Sc. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Lagos in 1981 and 1990 respectively. He is a member of the Institute of Public analyst of Nigeria, a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, He is a Fellow and Council member of the Nigerian Academy of Science FAS. His area of specialisation is synthesis of heterocyclic compounds with physiological activities and natural product chemistry. He has been publishing in these areas of research since 1987. He has received many awards and recognitions. 


Prof. Tom Goodfellow

Tom Goodfellow is Professor of Urban Studies & International Development at the University of Sheffield.  His research focuses on the political economy of urban development and change in Africa, particularly the politics of urban land and transportation, conflicts around infrastructure and housing, and urban institutional change. He has conducted research in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya, with a range of institutional partners in Africa including Makerere University, Addis Ababa University, University of Lagos and University of the Witwatersrand. His current and recent research is mostly funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and Global Challenges Research Fund.


Prof. David Toll

David Toll is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Co-Director of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University, UK.  His research encompasses two highly relevant areas of civil engineering, the engineering behaviour of unsaturated and tropical soils and the application of information technology to geotechnical engineering. He is Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Challenge for the Department of Engineering. He has been Director of Education, Design Coordinator, Accreditation Coordinator and International Coordinator for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. He teaches Geotechnical Engineering and Mechanics in the undergraduate MEng course in Engineering.


Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai

Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, a former Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State. He holds a B.A (Hons.) in Archaeology from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. He is also graduate of John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C, U.S.A., Akinderu-Fatai also studied Budget Strategies and Research Methodology at Management Development and Productivity Institute, Accra, Ghana. After a brief stint in the private sector, A graduate of executive leadership training from Cornell University, as well as Harvard Kennedy School in Implementing Public Policy. He is a highly rated philanthropist and a deep thinker, MAF, as he is popularly called, runs a Foundation for welfare of widows and also a vocational training programme for students on holidays among others.


Dr. Muhammad M. Gambo

Dr. Gambo is a Quantity Surveyor, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) transaction advisor and Sustainable Development advocate with expertise in consulting, lecturing, strategic and policy research. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master’s in Real Estate and Facilities Management from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia; And a bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His research and policy interests includes affordable housing delivery, innovative financing techniques for infrastructure projects, infrastructure reform and regulation, built environment research techniques & methodology and sustainable development.


Ms. Astrid R.N. Haas

Astrid is an independent urban economist working across research and practice, supporting cities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia with questions of strategy related to municipal financing and funding. She has affiliations as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, a Research Associate at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and at ODI, as well as being an Extraordinary Lecturer at the African Tax Institute. She holds an MSc in Public Financial Management from SOAS, University of London and an MA in International Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University.


Mr. Madu Hamman

Madu Hamman is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Federal Mortgage Bank Nigeria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography (1982) from University of Maiduguri. He is a Senior Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and an alumnus of IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. He has had about 30 years’ experience in mortgage banking and 8 years in commercial and merchant banking with specific emphasis to credit analysis, banking operations, corporate finance, business support services and human resource management.


Mrs Titilayo Oshodi

Titilayo Oshodi is a goal-oriented Nigerian with a vast array of experience in numerous industries. She has proven administrative qualities that span decades of hard work in the private sector, which eventually resulted in her recommendation to the public sector. She has a BSc in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, professional certificates from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, UK and the Harvard Kennedy School, US. Titilayo Oshodi is a member of the Corporate Ethics & compliance (SSCE), USA, Centre for Management Research & Development, Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria & the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.


Mrs Ewuraba Addo

Mrs Ewuraba Addo is the ARUA Project Coordinator of the ARUA-UKRI Partnership Programme. She is an Assistant Administrator at the Albert Essamuah Associates Ltd, University of Leicester, Ghana.