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Eko Atlantic city to have 1,200 high-rise buildings – Fashola

By on September 18, 2013

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state Tuesday reiterated the commitment of his administration to reduce the housing deficit in the state, saying “not less than 1, 200 high-rise buildings will be erected in the ongoing Eko Atlantic City.”

This came as the France Minister of Foreign Trade for France, Mrs. Nicole Bricq, expressed his country’s readiness to strengthen the level of bilateral trade and agreement with the Lagos State government.

Fashola who disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the French delegation led by the minister, held at the state House, marina, said that the reclaiming of the 10, 000, 000 square meters, meant for the Eko Atlantic City, was a battle between man and nature.

It will be recalled that the state has reclaimed 50 percent of the land required for the construction of the city. The city is expected to provide accommodation for 250, 000 people and become the workplace for a further 150,000

According to him, “a new city will emerge from the reclaimed portion of land. And we expect that not less than 1, 200 high-rise buildings will spring up from there. That is the future that we seek for Lagos state. It will be a place that will be bursting with activities.”

The governor said “The protection work hasn’t reached its preferred destination. As we progress, we will protect our shoreline. We see clear evidence that the success of the technology where it has been restored.”

He however said that the state government has commenced the payment of compensation to the owners of the land acquired for the construction of the 16, 000 hectare Lekki Free Trade Zone project.

Speaking earlier, Bricq said that the French government has discovered that Lagos state is important to the countries developmental agenda.