The President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, has commended Eko Atlantic City on its technique adopted to provide a permanent solution to coastal erosion.
Gnassingbe who pays particular attention to the issues of fight against global warming and protection against coastal degradation in Africa gave the commendation during a tour of the new city, led by the Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ronald Chagoury.
Commenting on the Eko Atlantic project , Gnassingbe said, “Like Victoria Island, seaside communities along Togo’s coast and in many African countries have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the Atlantic Ocean. However, with sustainable solutions and innovative partnership with private sector we can tackle coastal erosion and bring an end to this environmental issue.”
Coastal erosion, a menace experienced through-out West Africa, including Nigeria and Togo, has been an on-going problem for hundreds of years impacting the lives of millions of African.
Commendably, Eko Atlantic City has proved to be a sustainable solution to this threat with the construction of a great sea revetment known as the ‘Great Wall of Lagos’.
Speaking during the tour, the Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, the city planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City, Mr. Ronald Chagoury stated, “Eko Atlantic City came up as a solution to address the erosion that was fast destroying the coast of Victoria Island and its environs.
We recognized that an urgent step had to be taken to protect the shoreline of Victoria Island and reclaim the land that had been lost.
‘’As a result, the Eko Atlantic City project came up as a permanent solution to the coastal erosion of Victoria Island and parts of Lekki and we have ensured this through the construction of the ‘Great Wall of Lagos,’’ he added.
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