The Lagos State Government has entered into a historic partnership with the City of Dubai that will see Lagos emerge as the first Smart City in Africa.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Lagos Smart City at the Emirate Towers, Dubai by the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and the Chief Executive Officer of Smart City Dubai LLC, Mr. Jabber Bin Hafez would make Lagos the home of the very first Smart City in Africa.
The signing of the MOU, was witnessed by the Chairman of Dubai Holdings, His Excellency, Ahmad Bin Byat who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Gov Ambode said that the Smart City (Lagos) is expected to bring multibillion dollar investments to the State, create thousands of jobs and transform the Ibeju-Lekki axis in particular and the entire Lagos State in general.
A Smart City is a growing concept that draws from the success of Dubai’s innovative knowledge-based industry clusters to empower business growth for companies and knowledge workers all over the world.