Lagos gov, NCC, others canvass infrastructure development to boost economy
Assembly seeks solutions to Nigeria’s challenges
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, reiterated the state’s commitment to improve its infrastructure to fast-track smart city project, as well as optimise the limitless opportunities a fully-digitised economy provides.
Sanwo-Olu spoke at the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA) 2022 stakeholder’s conference, tagged: ‘Transforming Lagos State into a smart city hub in Africa,’ in Lagos.
He said that the state had placed high premium on 6,000 fibre optic cables aimed at improving access to functional, efficient and affordable Internet service in the state.
The governor said it was heart-warming that private initiatives are springing up with huge investments that would deliver efficient Internet services.
On her part, LASIMRA General Manager, Mrs. Abisoye Coker-Odusote, said the administration is committed to fully transform the state into a smart city with the development and implementation of the state’s metro/smart city project.
She expressed optimism that with the smart city project moving fast, there would be an influx of foreign investors into the country.
Also, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Adeleke Adewolu, emphasised the need to strengthen the collaborative approach to infrastructure regulation and work towards achieving a friendlier environment for the deployment of infrastructure by all players.
IN another development, the Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to urgently solve the challenge of poverty across the country.
It also urged the National Assembly to consider calls by citizens for fiscal federalism and devolution of powers. Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, said that the peace and unity the country had enjoyed over time, had been affected by different challenges.
The Assembly, which had a one-minute silence in honour of the founding-fathers of the nation, passed the bill for a law to establish human organs and tissue harvesting and transplantation agency.