As part of the plans to foster technological advancement in Lagos State and promote the existence of incubation hubs, the Lagos State Government has acquired 800 square meters of land to construct a technology hub.
Proposed to be Nigeria’s biggest technology hub, the development was announced by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during his speech at the Lagos at 50 international Conference themed ‘Towards a Smart City: Preparing For The Next 50 Years Of Prosperity’.
Speaking at the event, Ambode revealed strategies being adopted towards moving the State from Mega city to a Smart city, just as he said that his administration has put in place policy framework for a technology-driven land administration and mapping, tax and justice administration.
Ambode disclosed that the government has completed modalities for the take-off of the digital switch all of which he said would come on stream in the coming months.
The Governor stressed that the future prosperity of Lagos is dependent on how well the young ones are equipped technologically and educationally, adding that in line with such, the State Government was already focusing on driving growth through key areas such as ICT, transportation, ease of doing business and tourism.
In his words, “the future prosperity of Lagos is dependent on how well we can equip our children and youth with technological and educational skills they can use to develop the solutions of the future.”
“The next fifty years must cut out a path for us to create a framework for leaders that are not only visionary but also inspirational with passion if Lagos must become a Smart City.
“Our State has made this commitment which has the potential to improve lives of our citizens, expand economic opportunities and access to critical public services. The Smart City initiative is Lagos Urban Development vision to integrate all sectors of governance into one box of growth and development – through efficient service delivery to each citizen,” Ambode added.