No going back on relocation of Computer Village, says Lagos government

The Lagos State Government yesterday said it
would not reverse it decision to relocate the
Computer Village from its present location at
Otigba, Ikeja.

This, it stated, was in its commitment to
achieve the objectives of the renewed Ikeja
Model City Master Plan originally conceived to
address infrastructure challenges in the city.
A statement by the Commissioner for
Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said
that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was
desirous of making Ikeja a model city and
would leave no stone unturned in actualising
the relocation of the Computer Village to the
new site in Katangowa, Agbado Oke-Odo Local
Council Development Area in line with the new
Master Plan.

He said the Ikeja Model City Master Plan
designated the computer village for residential
use and that the government would adhere to
the plans to make the area more organised and
Ayorinde, however, explained that the state
government had not given permits to any
individual or organisation for the construction
of an ICT specialised mall directly beside the
newly built Ikeja Bus Terminal, adding that
such move was not in line with government’s
regeneration plan for the capital city.
He disclosed that the government had met with
the executive members of Computer and Allied
Products Dealers Association of Nigeria
(CAPDAN) where it reiterated its commitment
to the relocation plan.
Meanwhile, the Local Government Election
Petition Tribunal will commence
sitting from today, August 7 to August 11, 2017
in line with provisions in the electoral law for
aggrieved parties that participated in the July
22 council election to seek redress.

A statement from the Chief Register of the
High Court of Lagos State, Mrs. A.O Soladoye,
said: “The tribunal is a platform for those who
participated in the election to seek redress
through a legal process and in accordance with
relevant laws and legislations”.
The statement added that the tribunal under
the Chairmanship of Justice Olateru Olagbegi
(rtd), will be sitting at High Court 1 Igbosere,

Also, the Ikeja Division of the Election Petition
Tribunal under the Chairmanship of Folasade
Adetiba would sit at the Roseline Omotosho
Courthouse in Ikeja. 

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