As part of efforts to transform Lagos into a mega city, the Lagos State Government has decided to relocate the highly patronised hub for a wide range of tech products, Computer Village, located in Ikeja to ICT park, Kantangowa in Agbado before the end of 2017. The decision was made known Wednesday during 2017 Press Briefing.
The Lagos State government plans this move in order to control environmental degradation, housing stock deficit and traffic congestion in Ikeja axis.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Wasiu Anifowose, said on Tuesday that the relocation would reduce gridlock.
Anifowose noted that the market was situated in a residential area – Otigba Street – saying that it would be moved to the ICT Park, Katangua in Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area.
“If at the end of this year, the Computer Village is not moved from that Otigba Street in Ikeja to Katangua, I will not come here next year.
“It is a done deal; we have held a stakeholders’ meeting with the traders and they agreed to the relocation plan.
“It is an 11-year project that different administrations attempted to undertake but the present governor is a go getter.
“The relocation will deliver a world class computer and allied activities park. The process leading to the commencement of the development is in the concluding phase,” he said.