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New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

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New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

Bankole Abe

The deal for the new Lagos Smart City has been signed. It was signed on Monday at the Emirate Towers by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and the Chief Executive Officer of Smart City Dubai LLC, Mr. Jabber Bin Hafez. New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

The smart city, the first of its kind in Africa will be situated in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. Present at the signing ceremony is The Chairman of Dubai Holdings, His Excellency, Ahmad Bin Byat who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

A Smart City is a growing concept that draws from the success of Dubai’s innovative knowledge-based industry clusters ” to empower business growth for companies and knowledge workers all over the world”. New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

In a statement released by The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Smart City (Lagos) is expected to bring multi-billion dollars investments to Lagos, create several thousands of jobs and transform the Ibeju-Lekki axis in particular and the entire Lagos State in general. New Lagos Smart City Deal Signed. City To Be Built In Ibeju Lekki

“This is a deliberate attempt by us to establish a strong convergence between technology, economic development and governance, and, ” says Governor Ambode.

“The MOU between Lagos State Government and Dubai Holdings, LLC, owners of Smart City (Dubai) to develop a sustainable, smart, globally connected knowledge-based communities that drive knowledge economy, ” he stated.

” A smart city Lagos will be the pride of all Lagosians just as we have smart city Dubai, Smart-City Malta and Smart-City Kochi (India). We are encouraged by the fact we do not, as a government, need to develop at a slow pace, but take full advantage of the digital age and fast track development of Lagos to a real megalopolis that we can all be proud of.”

In his own statement, Governor Ambode said,
“Apart from creating jobs for the people, the project would also become the world’s first carbon neutral city. “Lagos,”, “will become an important centre for innovations in smart technologies, wellness, and destination for green tourism.”

The Deputy Prime Minister Bin Byat who gave his remark said, Dubai authorities were impressed with the conduct and willingness of Lagos State government and were eager to proceed with the Lagos State government and the Smart City Lagos company, which is the operating entity for the project.

The Smart City Lagos will have, among other features: a 12-lane road, hotel resorts, world-class technological education facilities, a rail metro line, to mention but a few.


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