Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Eko Atlantic City photos

A new Atlantic City from Lagos State Nigeria will one day be unveiled. Dubbed eko atlantic. The massive project currently taking shape along the coast will see a new, privately run city built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean to provide its own security, electricity and water.

 eko atlantic city

The land reclamation work began back in 2008 and sand has been brought up from the ocean. Sand at the site is being protected by the giant constructed sea wall called the Great Wall of Lagos. This wall is made of five-tonne interlocking blocks and created with an aim to make it good enough to protect the site from erosion and flooding.

The 10-square kilometer city is planned for residence of over 250,000 people. 

eko atlantic

The city will comprise of residential as well as office buildings. The project is backed by a powerful businessman named Gilbert Chagoury. He is known to contribute over $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Eko Atlantic City construction, has drawn high-profile attention, with ex-US president Bill Clinton among dignitaries at a recent ceremony marking the halfway point of land reclamation.

“You have said, ‘Let’s protect ourselves and build something beautiful, something that will last, something that will create opportunity and employment and advance aspirations, and … brand this nation as a nation of the 21st century,” Clinton said at the event.

While it will not be a gated community, the Atlantic city will be secured by private security with the help of strategically placed hidden cameras.

In addition to the planned 250,000 residents, the city is also intended to serve as a workplace for another 150,000 people.

The developers are South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigeria-based Chagoury Group, a sprawling industrial and financial empire run by a family of Lebanese origin with major influence.


  1. I guess this massive project will bring fantastic events in Atlantic City as soon as it is completed.

  2. i pray for the best to happen in Lagos state and in Nigeria