Friday, May 26, 2017

Lagos Nigeria turns 50

Lagos Nigeria is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Lagos Nigeria is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the state grows to become the industrial hub of Africa with Lekki Free Trade Zone and Dangote Group. Lagos State created May 27, 1967 boast some 20 million people. Saturday May 27, 2017, the state of Lagos turns 50 years old. The former Nigeria’s capital is the world’s 10th largest city with between 17 and 22 million people,.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on the eve of Lagos State anniversary revealed strategies to move the State from mega city to smart city. Speaking at an international conference held at Eko Hotels and Suits as part of activities marking the Lagos@50 celebrations with the theme: “Towards A Smart City: Preparing For The Next 50 Years Of Prosperity,” Governor Ambode said 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 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.

“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,” he said.

Happy 50th Anniversary Eko ni ba je. Happy Lagos Day