The Lagos State Government on Sunday restated its determination to actualize the objectives of the renewed Ikeja Model City Master Plan in order address infrastructural challenges in the capital city.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is desirous of making Ikeja a model city and would leave no stone unturned in actualizing the relocation of the Computer Village to the new site in Katangowa, Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area in line with the reviewed Master Plan.
Ayorinde said the Ikeja Model City Master Plan designated the present Computer Village for residential use and that the government will adhere to the plans to make the area more organized, serene and habitable.
He explained that the State Government has not issued any permit to any individual or organization for the construction of an ICT specialized mall directly beside the newly built Ikeja Bus Terminal, adding that such move does not tally with the State Government’s plan for the capital city.
The Commissioner said that as a sign of the state government’s genuine commitment to the relocation of the Computer Village from Ikeja to Katangowa, the take-off of the Katangowa project is already in its final stage of implementation.
He disclosed that the government had met with the executive members of Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) where it (the government) reiterated its commitment to the relocation plan.
He further urged the general public to disregard any insinuation that might be suggesting the possibility of a spurious ICT mall in Ikeja.