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LASG begins relocation of Computer Village | TND Online News


The Lagos State government has commenced the process for the planned relocation of the Computer Village from Ikeja to Katangowa in Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA as it engaged stakeholders at the Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA Secretariat, Abule Egba on December 20, 2019, for the purpose of getting their buy-in into the project, particularly the construction/upgrading of network of roads within the new location.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako said during his welcome address that the relocation process began with the engagement of stakeholders which was geared towards sharing vital information and deliberating on the successful take-off of the project, which was expected to transform the landscape of the new location and positively impact lives by providing succour to many Lagosians.

Dr. Salako said that by approving the infrastructure upgrade of the host community  land the delivery of the project site, the administration of Mr. Jide Sanwoolu has given the desired impetus to the long awaited relocation of the Computer Village from its present location in  Ikeja to  Katangowa.

"I am happy to note that this is a landmark event which in no small measure accentuates our commitment to achieving an orderly, sustainable mega city that is friendly to business and tourism as articulated in the THEMES Agenda of Mr. Governor of Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu.

Furthermore, Dr. Salako stated that it was worthy of note that the trajectory that this project had witnessed was the outcome of the government determination to address, through the relocation of the market to a more sustainable place in Katangowa, the spatial and environmental challenges, brought about by rapid growth of the Computer Village in Ikeja.

However, he said "you will start receiving in your domain Agents of government, who will make necessary assessments of property that will be affected, serve notices and carry out other responsibilities in line with this project. Please accord them the necessary support while relevant institutions of government will work out appropriate compensation to properties that will be affected".

Dr. Salako enjoined all Stakeholders to support the government's drive for the development of the axis by giving maximum cooperation, especially by conceeding to the right of way of the project  where necessary as this is germane to its successful completion.

Mr. Akerele, a community leader in the area thanked the Administration of Mr. Jide Sanwoolu for actualising the project which he said remained a dream until now.

Other members of the community expressed concern for the speedy completion of the project in order to lessen the pains.

The three roads to be constructed/ upgraded  are Ahmed Mohammed Road,Ogunyemi Damisa Street and Abubakar Street.

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