To further increase land availability for housing and infrastructural development, the Lagos State government has expressed itsdesire to continue to create more man-made islands at its waterfront across the state.
Disclosing this at 2020 Ministerial Press Briefinf at the JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja to mark the first year in office of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, the honourable Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Arch. Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, said that work has commenced on the reclamation of 100 hectares of the land proposed for mixed-use development, named “Ostia Islands”, beside Orange Island at Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
The commissioner also disclosed that approval has also been granted for the reclamation of 54.58 hectares at Makoko for redevelopment, while the Majidun-Awori Island project will be embarked upon to bring commercial and residential real estate development to the Ikorodu corridor.
Stating that the projects will be financed through Public-Private Partnership, PPP, Arc. Abdullahi listed other upcoming projects such as King’s City Island, to be constructed on 150 hectares and located 300 metres north of Victoria Garden City; and Olumegbon Royal Land (Palaver Yard Extension) with proposed 6.6 hectares of land.
The commisioner also disclosed that the Lagos State government has continued to work with its partners at the Orange and Gracefield Islands, currently undergoing construction, during the period under review.