Covenant Officials Visit Eko Atlantic, Considers Investment
In order to have the first-hand knowledge of activities at Eko Atlantic City and determine the most viable option for Covenant University’s partnership in the development of the area, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero and some of the University officials, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, visited the upcoming city, described as the future financial capital of Africa.
Professor Atayero in company of the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS), Professor Francis Iyoha; Director, Physical Planning and Development (PPD), Architect Gbenga Alalade; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; Financial Controller, Mr. Paul Uwaje; President, Dream Youth International, Pastor Seyi Macaulay and other University’s officials where received by the Development Director, South Energyx Nigeria Limited, the developers of the City, Mr. Pierre Edde and Marketing and Event Representative, Mr. Yuki Omenai.
The Vice-Chancellor and his Team on arrival were immediately taken on guided tour of the major parts of the 10 million square meters reclaimed land, which include the 8.5 kilometers Great Wall of Lagos, Business District, Marina District and Eko Atlantic Mall.
Mr. Pierre informed the Team that Eko Atlantic is a registered free zone which is 100 percent privately funded. He added that when ready, the City would not only serve the need of the West African sub-region presently, but is also designed for the future. “It is a safe, self-sufficient and sustainable city with its own 24/7 water, advanced telecommunication, drainage and waste water systems,” he explained.
The Vice-Chancellor and his Team agreed that setting up a Business School in the city would be a viable investment.