The Lagos State Government has launched a free Wi-Fi service to mark it’s 50 years of existence. This is coming after Mavin record label boss Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy in collaborated with a Technology company Tsaboin launched a free Wi-Fi service in Lagos.
The initiative which is starting with Ndubuisi Kanu Park, in Alausa, Ikeja is part of the the Lagos State government plan to make the city a smart city. According to the state government, it plans to make all the parks in Lagos have the free Wi-Fi Internet access facility.According to the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Olufemi Odubiyi who delivered a statement from the governor, said;
“It is consistent with our commitment to make Lagos work for all. Parks and gardens have been established in different parts of the state to provide a conducive environment for recreation and relaxation.As you relax and enjoy the recreation facilities in these parks, we are also making it possible for you to access your email, browse and search the internet on your tablets, smartphones and laptops, via a reliable public Wi-Fi.As I launch the free public Wi-Fi in this park, it is my belief that this service will enhance productivity and add value to all our parks and gardens.”
He noted that this has become necessary with the increasing patronage of recreation and relaxation centres around the mega city.
“The increased patronage of these facilities, which is no longer restricted to festive season, has made it necessary to equip these centres with free public Wi-Fi to serve the needs of visitors to these parks. As you relax and enjoy the services in these parks, we are also makingit possible to access your mail, browse and search the Internet on your tablets, smart phones and laptops via a reliable public Wi-Fi,” Ambode stated.
He said with the launch of the free Wi-Fi, the state has empowered the people to express their views on the new citizen’s gate portal, a platform designed to bridge the communication gap between the citizen and the state government “as non-availability of data will no longer be a constraint.”