Lagos State Government Signs Historic Smart City Deal With Dubai

The Lagos State government and the City of Dubai have entered a historic partnership that will create the first Smart City in Africa.  The Memorandum of Understanding for the Lagos Smart City was on Monday signed at the Emirate Towers 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. 

The signing of the MOU, which will make Lagos the home of the very first Smart City in Africa, 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.

The governor stated that the collaboration is part of the larger vision to make Lagos safer, cleaner and more prosperous.

He said: ” A smart-city Lagos will be the pride of all Lagosians just as we have smart city Dubai, Smart-City Malta and Smart-City Kochi (India). We are encouraged by the fact we do not, as a government, need to develop at a slow pace, but take full advantage of the digital age and fast track development of Lagos to a real megalopolis that we can all be proud of.”

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