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Lagos to Get World Class Convention Centre – Gov. Ambode

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Governor Ambode on Monday Received the delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

Governor Ambode on Monday Received the delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said the state had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a top-class International Convention Centre over a space of 30,000 square metres in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ambode spoke when a delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) led by its President, Nike Akande, paid him a courtesy visit at the State House, Alausa.

He said that a mega-city like Lagos could not do without such infrastructure on ground.

Ambode said by the time the project was completed, it would compete favourably with the convention centre in Dubai and terminally solve the challenge the chamber was facing.

“It will provide a top-class platform where you can continually hold exhibitions year round and not necessarily wait till November when the chamber holds its trade fair,” Ambode said.

He reiterated his government’s commitment to ensuring a vibrant economy by improving the ease of doing business and partnering with the private sector.

Earlier, Akande commended Ambode for his achievements in the last one year saying governance in the state had gained a new momentum despite the downturn in the economy.

Akande called for the development of a befitting expo centre in the state and urged the government to prevent the use of the International Trade fair centre for purposes it was not meant for.

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7 Comments

  1. Sammie

    June 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Laudable idea! But I think its cheaper to buy off the National Theatre from FG instead. It would be cheaper than incurring long term expenses. Besides the rate of development shouldn’t be in Victoria island alone.

  2. didi

    June 13, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Who world convention centre epp?

  3. semesee

    June 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Give the people *bread”!!!

  4. Taju

    June 14, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Isnt Victoria Island already crowded enough?!!!! Why cant they fix the old convention center on the way to Festac. Why do people not think ahead. Just the sheer traffic alone when there is an actual convention is crazy enough. We havent even solved the traffic and chaos caused by the Redeemed Folks on the expressway. Oga O!!

  5. Becca

    June 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    We fix flooding and bad roads first please?

  6. Becca

    June 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Can we*

  7. molarah

    June 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Do we have free space up to 30km2 in Victoria Island? Just wondering.

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