By Emmanuel Elebeke
As wind of the new Lagos Mega City campaign of Governor Babatunde Fashola continues to sweep round the state, plans have been concluded to open a new ultramodern and international information and communication technology ( ICT) market at the newly built cantonment market in Bolade, Oshodi.
The project has already attracted funding from BankPHB Plc, to the tune of about N180 million Naira .
Managing Director, Victory Technologies, and national Co ordinator, Data and Information Technology Association of Nigeria (DITAN), Mr. Richard Akam confirmed this to Hi-Tech in an interview, in Lagos.
Akam said the association had put every thingÂ in place for the formal commissioning and opening of the market, which is expected to be a hub of other ICT markets in the Africa sub-region, considering its strategic location and easy road access.
DITAN, he said was working in collaboration with Woops Nigeria Limited ( Developers) as well as bank PHB, the financier of the market to ensure a hitch free event on independence day.
He regretted that the event, which was earlierÂ scheduled for commissioning in SeptemberÂ failed due to some logistics, but assured that the market would fully come alive starting from the day ofÂ the commissioning, adding that the event would feature lots of funfair during the official commissioning and opening of the market.
â€œWe have almost concluded all arrangement, and we are working in collaboration with our partners to make this occasion a success. Over 100 DITAN members are going to move in en-masse that day. There will be a lot of fun faire that will feature during the event, which isÂ the phase two. The phase one for other tradersÂ was done in May.
â€œAlso, part of the activities that will mark the ceremonyÂ is an ongoing promo by Woops Resources Limited. It is programmed in such a way that the first 500 people to open their shops on or before that will participate in the draw, where prizes will be won by the lucky persons. The grand prize of the promo will be the latest model of Toyota Camry.â€ said Akam.