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LCDA emphasises importance of data as Yaba Smartcity Project takes off

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Lack of proper data and no proper economic planning in the country, have made Nigeria not to benefit from its population, experts have said.

To encourage data gathering, Yaba Local Council Development (LCDA) has kicked off the Yaba SmartCity project. The project, which is convened by Dr. Segun Oyebolu, aims at gathering residents’ data in the area.

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Speaking during the training of 40 persons selected for the exercise, Executive Chairman, Yaba, LCDA, Kayode Adejare, said the project, when completed, would help enhance overall security of property and residents of Yaba while empowering small businesses to thrive.

He said: “Our efforts will help the LCDA transform to a smart, ICT-driven service city with real-time access to integrated data on physical properties and critical residents data within the area, most especially, for infrastructure and social services planning purposes. Part of the expected result of the project is the activation of yabashops.com, a new portal that will showcase and provide direct link to all small businesses within the LCDA. The listing of our local businesses on this portal is at zero fees to business owners within the area.”

Adejare stated that the free listing of small businesses is an answer to the need of small businesses to quickly rebound after the last few months of difficulties occasioned by COVID-19.

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