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Lagos Woos Investors To Island Central Business District

Posted: Jun 27, 2016 at 6:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Lagos State government will on Tuesday hold an interactive stakeholders’ forum designed to woo investors and corporate organisations back to the Lagos Island Central Business District (CBD).

Hon. Agboola Dabiri, Special Adviser to the Governor on CBD, in a statement on Sunday said that aside wooing investors, the one-day forum initiated by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would elaborate on the vistas of opportunity in the CBD and the need for them to turn challenges therein to opportunities in line with the onerous desire of government to revitalise and return the lost glory and beauty of the Lagos Island of the 80s and 90s.

The special adviser, who said that the forum would hold at the City Hall, Lagos Island, also said that the forum is in line with the state government’s quest to turn around the fortunes of the agency around through effective public-private sector partnership.

According to him, a formidable and virile synergy with the private sector has the greatest potential to spur provision of social amenities for the benefit of the entire citizenry even as government is poised to tap all available opportunities needed to push CBD to the next level for the attainment of the desired international standard.

Speaking further on the event, Agboola listed other issues to be discussed at the forum to include waste management, transportation and security.

He said the availability of ready markets in the face of huge population, constant electricity, cheap labour, serene environment and other enormous opportunities for businesses to thrive abound in Lagos Island CBD, pointing out that the return of corporate organisations will indeed accelerate the vivid realisation of government policy.

“Governor Ambode has done so well to improve traffic through removal of impediments to free flow of human and vehicular movement”, and has assured that necessary logistics and wherewithal will always be put in place to encourage the return of corporate organisations whose contributions and support are very vital to any manner of revitalisation and development envisaged for CBD,” he said.