The President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, who pays particular attention to the issues of fight against global warming and protection against coastal degradation in Africa, has commended Eko Atlantic City on its technique adopted to provide a permanent solution to coastal erosion.
Gnassingbe gave the commendation during a tour of the new city, led by the Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ronald Chagoury, on September 21, 2018.
Coastal erosion, a menace experienced through-out West Africa, including Nigeria and Togo, has been an on-going problem for hundreds of years impacting the lives of millions of African.
Commenting these issues, the Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, the city planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City, Mr. Ronald Chagoury, said: “Eko Atlantic City came up as a solution to address the erosion that was fast destroying the coast of Victoria Island and its environs.”
“We recognized that an urgent step had to be taken to protect the shoreline of Victoria Island and reclaim the land that had been lost. As a result, the Eko Atlantic City project came up as a permanent solution to the coastal erosion of Victoria Island and parts of Lekki and we have ensured this through the construction of the ‘Great Wall of Lagos’.”
Eko Atlantic City is a planned city of Lagos State, Nigeria, being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.
Upon completion, the new peninsula, which is still under development is anticipating at least 250,000 residents and a daily flow of 150,000 commuters.