This statement was made yesterday at the Y2017 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the second year in office of His Excellency, Mr AkinwunmiAmbode, governor of Lagos state.
The Computer Village at Ikeja is known for the sale of phones, computers and computer accessories among other things. However, it is a densely populated area with vendors selling on the streets such that vehicular traffic is almost impossible.
In a statement by State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose, “If at the end of this administration, the Computer Village is not moved from that Otigba Street in Ikeja to Katangua, I will not come here next year.
“It is a done deal; we have held a stakeholders’ meeting with the traders and they agreed to the relocation plan. It is an 11-year project that different administrations attempted to undertake but the present governor is a go getter.
“The relocation will deliver a world class computer and allied activities park. The process leading to the commencement of the development is in the concluding phase.”
According to Anifowose, the relocation of Computer Village will curb environmental degradation, housing stock deficit and traffic congestion in the Ikeja axis.
This is not the first time a relocation was announced.