PICS – Lagos International Conference “Towards A Smart City”

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The Lagos International Conference was a two-day event put together to discuss the next 50 years ahead for Lagos state, planning for the next 50 years of prosperity. It was held last week Thursday and Friday, as part of the activities to mark Lagos@50. The conference was managed and put together by MediaVision Limited, an activation and project management company in Lagos.

The conference kicked off with the Governor’s welcome speech;

I sincerely welcome you all to this conference; it has been primarily put up to speak frankly about the direction and the future we intend to be equipped to the generations coming after us. Within the context of the next 50years, we have had the end of celebration of the establishment of our dear state Lagos with the core theme: ‘Our Success Story’. The activities are been rounded up this week with a deep reflection on what the next 50 years should be; this is the whole essence of this gathering, there is no better good people in this state than these distinguish audience that can chat the path for us. So I want to thank you for honouring our invitations and urge you also to be very frank in your deliberations, we are humbled by the support given to past administrations and the present one in the last 50years. It appears that progressive governance has its root in Lagos State and we are very proud of it.

Obviously, this gathering is not about what we ought to have done, i am quite quick to act that there is so much yet to be done. Yes, we are always n agreement that the entrepreneurs think, plan and act is a sure recipe to success but the practice and process are not fully picked up in textbooks or lectures. Leadership must have passion and commitment for vision before it can be delivered as a product, the next 50years must cut out a path for us to create a framework of leaders that are not visionary but also inspirational with passion if Lagos must be a Smart City.

Our state has made this commitment which has made potentials to improve lives of our citizens, expand economic opportunities and access to critical public services. The Smart City initiative is Lagos urban development revision to integrate all sectors of governance into one box of growth and development through efficient service delivery to each citizen. The future is depended on how well we can equip our children and youth with technological and educational schemes they can use to develop solutions for the future….

Four key areas where discussed on  by expertise, captains of industries among others, which includes;

  • Transportation
  • Law & Development
  • ICT
  • T.H.E.S.E.
    (Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sporting Excellence)

There was also and evening gala, with a performance from Simi.

See picture highlight of the international conference…

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