Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his administration’s huge technological investment will help deliver the Lagos Smart City project.
The governor said this at the 2021 stakeholder conference of the Lagos State Infrastructure, Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA), with the theme: “Metro Initiative and the smart city of Lagos State: the future of technological infrastructure ”.
He called on key stakeholders and the private sector to work with the state government to create a Lagos that works for all.
He said his government is committed to making it easier for investors to do business in order to improve the lives of citizens as well as adequate security of life and property in the state.
The governor hinted that the state will not hesitate to take inspiration from Singapore and other countries that use modern technology for massive infrastructure development, while also working with the private sector.
“If Lagos is to maintain its status as a center of excellence in the country, the development of vital infrastructure is essential to achieve human capital development. The economic impact of improved infrastructure on nation building cannot be overstated, ”he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu at the conference also confirmed LASIMRA Acting Managing Director Engr. (Ms.) Abisoye Coker-Odusote, as substantive general manager of the agency.
In his opening remarks, Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, noted that according to the THEMES agenda, the State will leverage technology to provide infrastructure to stimulate the state economy, improve security, improve the efficiency of service delivery in all sectors. and traffic management with the aim of achieving a smart city and making Lagos a 21st century economy.
He said that technology is relevant and important to enhance the economic growth and development of a state and nation, noting that Lagos State has successfully adopted technology in the implementation of the six-party THEMES program. pillars.
Previously, the Managing Director of LASIMRA, Ing. (Ms.) Abisoye Coker-Odusote, said it was not surprising that in Lagos State, the government led by Babajide Sanwo-Olu through the Infrastructure Regulation and Maintenance Agency of Lagos State wishes to make Lagos the stronghold of digital enterprise, an urban center for innovation and commerce, and a fertile market for imperial investment.