Lagos State Government partners MainOne on free Wi-Fi

The Lagos State’s government in conjunction with MainOne has recently launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in the state.

The initiative which was kick-started at the popular Ndubisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja, is part of activities organized by the State Government to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the creation of the state.

Speaking during the occasion, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, highlighted the importance of internet access as an enabler in modern society and the efforts of the administration in providing free Wi-Fi to make the state work for all and sundry.

“Parks and Gardens are established to provide conducive environment for recreation and relaxation activities. As you relax and enjoy the recreational facilities in these parks, we are making it possible for you to access your mail, browse and search the internet on your tablets, smart phones and laptops via a reliable public Wi-Fi”, Ambode said.

He added that the number of gardens and parks in the state have increased with the opening of the Badagry Recreation Park, recently.

While expressing her gratitude for the partnership, MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, represented by the Sales Manager, Public Sector, Funmike Olayera, said that the Lagos State government is committed towards evolving the state into a Smart City.

According to her, for this to become possible, ICT must remain at the center of the transformation of Lagos State, noting that it would further improve the quality of life for residents.

Opeke said that the roll out of free public Wi-Fi in Lagos was made possible because of the investment the company has made in fiber-optic infrastructure in Lagos State and expressed the company’s commitment to continued investment in Lagos State and Nigeria.



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