Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to fast-track development of infrastructure that would enhance its smart city project and optimise the limitless opportunity of a fully digitised economy.
The Governor stated this at the third annual stakeholders conference of Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA), themed: “Transforming Lagos State into a Smart City Hub in Africa – The Government’s Infrastructure Approach”, held at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, noted that the bedrock of a functional Smart City is adequate and functional infrastructure.
The Governor said, “The theme of the conference expresses our administration’s commitment to the smart city project through the deployment of cutting edge technology to bring about improved and effective governance as well as providing the necessary infrastructure to support the widespread application of technology to create opportunities and enhance socio-economic growth”.
He added that one of the key pillars of his administration’s agenda is making Lagos a 21st-century economy, noting that one key requirement to achieve this goal is technology, especially the availability of efficient and reliable internet service.
Sanwo-Olu, therefore, stated that it is for this reason that his government placed a high premium on the 6000 fibre optic cable, aimed at improving access to functional, efficient and affordable internet service.