Goodnews to residents of Lagos. Africa’s richest man and Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote has promised to provide the country’s commercial hub, Lagos State with 24-hour power supply.
Aliko Dangote made this known in a meeting with the new Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The billionaire said further that plans have already been concluded to construct a gas pipeline to address the power supply challenges in the state.
“We also assured him that we are going to do a Gas Pipeline from Bonny (River State) to pass under the sea (to Lagos.) When it is completed, Lagos state will never ever experience blackout. There will be electricity 24 hours a day,” Dangote said.
“There are quite a lot of things that will come along with creating so many jobs. I think Lagos will be one of the fastest growing cities in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. I can assure you that we would do our own bit in terms of your efforts in policing Lagos, for security and whatever the need is, feel free to call us, we would partner with you and whatever you want us to do to make Lagos a better place,” he added.
Dangote also said that his visit to Ambode was for the purpose of assuring the governor of his commitment to complete the ongoing projects already embarked upon by his company.