Lagos State Government has commenced the installation of free Wi-Fi at parks
and gardens across the state.
it said the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa had been completed with Internet access.
project represents a move towards the vision of making Lagos a smart city and
provides new ways for the public to enhance social leisure activities, “the
Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, said. He spoke a
press briefing commemorating the second year anniversary in office of the Lagos
State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
stated that the state government, through the Ministry of Science and
Technology, “has provided a state-of-the-art Information and Communications
Technology facility at Onikan Youth Centre to enhance youth development through
e-learning and vocational studies.”
commissioner also said that the state government had recruited over 7,000
people into the Lagos Neighbour hood Security Corps through the LASG Job
Portal, an online platform for the registration of prospective job seekers. He
added that Lagos was the first state in the federation to provide a complete
online recruitment and testing platform.
the Lagos State Government has urged residents in the state to embrace the
newly designed portal known as ‘Citizens Gate’, which is aimed at facilitating
interaction, communication and connectivity between the citizen and the state
said that the platform would enable citizens to enquire about government
services and provide an avenue to make suggestions on government’s services.
Odubiyi said that the Citizens Gate portal could be accessed through a weblink
and a downloadable mobile app from Google Play Store and Apple Store (Android
said, “We are imploring ‘Lagosians’ to embrace this laudable platform, which is
first of its kind in the country. The portal will enable them to get faster
responses on their enquiries without necessarily living their homes or offices
as the case maybe.”
commissioner said that the introduction of the portal would also improve the
state budget, “thus, making planning a lot easier; preventing wasted and
encouraging savings that will aid provision of more services and development.”
said, “The initiative will enable government to see through a once-click report
on the performance of ministries, departments and agencies with performance
indicators, thereby bridging communication gap between the citizens and
added that the Ministry of Science and Technology had carried out various
training programmes for authorized officers representing different MDAs to
ensure proper and adequate service delivery.