Lagos Govt Set To Relocate Computer Village To Kotangora
The Lagos State Government has said its not going back on its decision to relocate the popular computer village in Ikeja to the new site in Katangowa, Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of the state.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, stressed that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s decision is built on the state’s commitment to achieve the objectives of the renewed Ikeja Model City Master Plan originally conceived to address infrastructure challenges in the city.
He said the Ikeja Model City Master Plan designated the computer village for residential use and that the government would adhere to the plans to make the area more organised and habitable.
Ayorinde, however, explained that the state government had not given permits to any individual or organisation for the construction of an ICT specialised mall directly beside the newly built Ikeja Bus Terminal, adding that such move was not in line with government’s regeneration plan for the capital city.
He disclosed that the government had met with the executive members of Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) where it reiterated its commitment to the relocation plan.