Eko Atlantic The Dream of a New Model City Struggling with Transparency, Good Governance and Negative Environmental Impacts
Lagos is one of the world's fastest growing cities, which offers hope for survival, income generation, employment and personal success not only to Nigerians from all over the country, but also to Africans from the West African region. It has been characterized by a burgeoning population of high poverty percentage, living in limited space that is threatened by sea level rise, ocean surge and unpredictable weather events. A new city called Eko Atlantic is promoted nationally and internationally as a model Public Private Partnership between Lagos State Government and South Energyx Nigeria Ltd to protect Lagos from flooding and ocean surge, to offer new habitable spaces for residents and businesses and to create new employment opportunities. The facts and concerns expressed by the professionals are summerized in this fact sheet.