Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:53 pm
The United States Consul General in Lagos, Mr John Bray on Wednesday announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos.
Bray made the disclosure at his residence shortly after signing the
engagement agreement between the U.S. government officials and Mr Roland Chagdury, the Executive Chairman of South EnergyX Nigeria.
The consul general said the decision to build a new consulate in the
Eko Atlantic City was to afford Nigerians better and more accessible
services at the consulate general.
“This is another demonstration that the United States is committed to
Nigeria and her citizens.
“What we currently have as a Consulate General was constructed in the ‘70s.
“So, we have acquired a land in Eko Atlantic City to build a new
consulate better and more accessible to Nigerians and others coming to
visit for visas and other services,’’ he said.
Bray said that the U.S. government was proud to be participating in
the Eko Atlantic City project, adding that the new consulate would
further strengthen the U.S./Nigeria relations.
The Envoy, who said that the City was selected for its world-class
infrastructure, reiterated the consulate’s commitment to working with
Nigerians in providing opportunities for economic and development in
Mr Roland Chagdury, the Executive Chairman of South EnergyX Nigeria said that the U.S. government was welcome to the Eko Atlantic City.
Chagdury said that the confidence of the U.S. government in the Eko
Atlantic City had reinforced the shared beliefs in the benefits that
the city would bring to generations to come.
“We warmly welcome the government of the United States of America to the Eko Atlantic City.
“The signing of this agreement today signifies the dedication that the
United States of America has always had for Nigeria,’’ he said.
Chagdury commended the Lagos State government and the Federal
Government for their continued support in making Eko Atlantic City a
Eko Atlantic is an entire new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria.
The city is officially Nigeria’s International Commerce city, which is a planned city of Lagos State, being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.
It is a focal point for investors capitalising on rich development growth based on massive demand – and a gateway to emerging markets of the continent. (NAN)