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Tuesday
17
APR

Transforming Nigeria’s urban agenda

16:00
17:30
Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Event organized by Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

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Public lecture hosted by Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and LSE Cities

Babatunde Fashola is Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing. Formerly, as the Lagos State Governor, his vision was to transform Africa’s largest city into a business-friendly hub through revenue collection reform, taming lawlessness, building roads and fast-tracking mega projects like Eko Atlantic City, which was also expected to provide homes for the rapidly growing urban population. Fashola’s focus on the housing and infrastructure required to support not only Lagos’ but also national aspirations, has continued in his new portfolio. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities of responding to these needs from his new role in the Federal Capital Abuja.