Lagos State government to relocate Computer Village

by | Apr 25, 2017

As part of efforts to transform Lagos into a mega city,  the Lagos State government has decided to relocate Computer Village to ICT park, Kantangowa in Agbado. The decision was made known today during 2017 Press Briefing.

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For the uninitiated, Computer Village is a highly patronised market for a wide range of technology products, ranging from phones, laptops and other gadgets. It is also the hub for product parts and repairs of gadget. Several people work and make a living at Computer Village. It is presently situated in the Ikeja axis of Lagos, Nigeria.

The Lagos State government plans this move in order to control environmental degradation, housing stock deficit and traffic congestion in Ikeja axis.

For a market which was not built or developed by the government, it begs the question of how possible it is for government to exercise power and relocate it to another location.

Computer Villiage keeps on expanding and developing daily, it houses a wide number of workers and business owners, if it is moved what is the guarantee that wherever it is located to, traffic congestions will be curbed.

Is this the death of Computer Village?

The Ikeja axis is a major area in Lagos, hundreds of people ply the Ikeja route daily. This is one of the many reasons Computer Village was able to grow to its present status. Moving the market to a new route could spell the death of the market as it may not experience as much patronage as it presently does.

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Tobiloba Fadoju
Tobiloba Fadoju

Writer at Techpoint.ng


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dareolu1
dareolu1
5 years ago

Well I am laughing, Nigerian Politicians as usual, they think fallacious buildings = development….low kind thinking!!!

jide
jide
Reply to  dareolu1
5 years ago

shelter is development a little bit as long as it is affordable

Life is Good
Life is Good
5 years ago

LOL! Just imagine the US govt saying it wants to relocate Silicon Valley from California elsewhere!
Well sometimes governance with some humour is very nice!

jide
jide
Reply to  Life is Good
5 years ago

shut up silion valley can go anywhere, stop comparing nigeria to america,that is just pathetic.

Ndubuisi Onyemenam
Ndubuisi Onyemenam
Reply to  jide
5 years ago

Be nice, you can air your views without asking any one to shut up, this is a public space remember

jide
jide
Reply to  Ndubuisi Onyemenam
5 years ago

how about you get lost and don’t reply my comment?

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