Lagos, Nigeria plans 12-acre downtown “Central Park” for green regeneration

As Lagos, Nigeria continues to grow and expand with its attendant pressure on the environment, it is expedient that efforts must be made to improve the city and make it healthier for people through sustainable green infrastructure.

In pursuit of making the Lagos a live-able city, government has pledged to ensure the sustainability of ongoing urban regeneration programmes.

To this end, an initiative known as “Metropolitan Park”, designed along the popular Central Park in New York, USA, is commencing in 2016.

The project is to be sited at Aiyeteju, in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government area of Lagos, with five hectares of land already acquired for the take off of the project.

Speaking at a press briefing heralding stakeholders’ forum on sustaining green Lagos, organised by the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) on November 14, 2015, Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Samuel Adejare, said green activities in Lagos would be pursued hand in hand with the urban regeneration programees embarked upon by the government.

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