Arc. John Longkat Shindal Alkali, OON, FNIA
Member, NBRRI Governing Board
Arc. John Longkat Shindai Alkali hails from Shendam in Plateau State. He had his First School Leaving Certificate from St. Joseph College, Vom in 1969; B.Sc. and M.Sc. Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1975 and 1977 respectively. Arc. Alkali is a seasoned administrator with a lot of experiences; haven worked for over thirty years in the Public Sector. He rose as a Architect I in 1978 to become a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry in 2003.
The developmental history of the Federal Capital Territory cannot be complete without mentioning the name “Arc John Alkali”. This is so because he was the Director of Public Building, Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA from 1996 – 2000; Director, Architecture, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing from 2001 – 2002; Executive Director, Works & Technical Services, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) from 2002 – 2003; Pioneer Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development from 2003 – 2006; and Permanent Secretary, Manpower Development Office, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation from August 2006 to September 2006.
In October 2006, he retired voluntarily as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service into active politics, private business and practice.
Arc. Alkali has chaired a lot of committees. He has attended seminars and conferences in Nigeria and outside the shores of the Country.
He is a Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Architecture, Member of Nigeria Institute of Town Planning. He has numerous awards amongst which are the national award as the Officer of the Niger (OON), Public Service Merit for excellence award, Award of Excellence by Nigeria Institute of Building, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah outstanding Merit Award; Africa Meritorious Service for good conduct etc.
He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children.