LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT SET TO RELOCATE COMPUTER VILLAGE
In line with Lagos Governor Akinwinmi Ambode’s plans to turn Lagos in to a mega city, Lagos state government is set to relocate the popular Computer Village in Ikeja and convert it into a world-class ICT Park.
Lagos state commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose, made the announcement during the 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing in Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday April 25.
The Computer village which is made up of various shops scattered along Otigba Street and its environ in Ikeja is scheduled to be relocated to Katangwa, Agboado/Oke-Odo, Lagos.
Commissioner Wasiu Anifowose said “If at the end of this administration, the Computer Village is not moved from that Otigba Street in Ikeja to Katangua, I will not come here next year. It is a done deal; we have held a stakeholders’ meeting with the traders and they agreed to the relocation plan. It is an 11-year project that different administrations attempted to undertake but the present governor is a go getter. The relocation will deliver a world class computer and allied Activities Park. The process leading to the commencement of the development is in the concluding phase.”
The commissioner has it that the relocation of the Computer Village from Ikeja is necessary to curb environmental degradation, housing stock deficit and traffic congestion in Ikeja.
Other projects geared towards transforming Lagos into a mega city include the process of relocating the Mile 12 Market in Ketu as well as plans to transform Oshodi into a world class Central Business District.
In terms of inconvenience caused by the relocations Commissioner Wasiu Anifowoshe said the state government pays billions of naira for compensation.
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