Lagos set to clear Computer Village site
The Lagos State government has started preparation to clear the project site for the new Computer Village at Katangowa in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, it was learnt yesterday.
The CEO, Bridgeways Global Projects Limited, Mr. Jimmy Onyemenam, who spoke during a stakeholders meeting in Lagos, said the government has started expansion work on the site preparatory to handing it over for development.
He said: “At the moment the project is at the verge of flagging off, with the state government commencing a lot of expansion work, by clearing of the site and to hand over the site to us. We expect that to commence anytime from now. We had a meeting with the squatters on the site and they are actually on standby to move. Fortunately, the state government is putting a human face to all of these and efforts are being made to make their relocation as painless as possible for all there is going to be a lot of movement but not as gruesome as experiences of the past.”
Mr. Onyemenam spoke on the scope, size and facilities that would be provided at the computer village. According to him, when ready, the Katangowa project would be the biggest ICT Park in West Africa and will offer over 4,000 shops, incubators, accelerators, technology laboratories, exhibition halls, hotel, shopping plaza, industrial park, warehouses, Kee Klamps (small shopping shades), a helipad, malls, banking halls, parking lots, conference centre, food courts, security and power, and delivered in a carefully laid out plan to remove the chaos currently bedeviling the Computer Village, Ikeja.