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The Lagos State Government is set to acquire a 3000km fibre cable to enable the provision of WiFi connectivity to ease business transactions in the state, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr Aramide Adeyoye, has said.

Adeyoye who made this known during a chat with journalists at the “2019 West Africa Digital Construction Conference,” held at Radisson Blu, Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, opined that the development was in line with the smart city dream of Lagos.

She added that the government is working round the clock to develop the necessary framework that would help the state develop a reliable and affordable technology to enhance its smooth transition to a smart city.

Adeyoye reiterated that the government would continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and provide an enabling environment that would help promote the growth of technology in the state.

On the state of the roads, Adeyoye noted that contractors have mobilised to various sites to commence work on the 62 identified gridlocks to ease traffic congestion in the state.

According to her, the effect of the intervention will begin to manifest in the next one week. She also disclosed that to reduce damage to roads, plans are afoot to create dedicated lanes with rigid pavements for the Oba Akran way, Ikeja and Oba Sekumade Road, Ikorodu which plays hosts to heavy articulated trucks.

Adeyoye noted that there will be fewer burdens on the roads when the various rail lines being built by the State and Federal governments are completed and put to use as most haulages will be done by rail.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Adeyinka Aderibigbe & Olatunde Odebiyi

Quelle/Source: The Nation Newspaper, 19.10.2019

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