Nigerian company Kasi Cloud has started work on a US$250m hyperscale data centre being built in Lekki.
The ground-breaking ceremony was performed by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, who said his administration was committed to the rapid transformation of the Lekki corridor and other industrial hubs in the state.
The facility will provide an interconnection and data centre platform for Nigeria to support digital ecosystems and drive internet access to over 200 million people. Lagos state will be its host, yielding economic benefits for future generations.
According to the governor, the data centre will create jobs, attract additional investment and deliver high-speed internet access that will be transformational for emerging and existing digital ecosystems.
“On our part as a state government, we are deeply committed to the rapid transformation of the Lekki corridor, as well as every other industrial hub in the state. We are demonstrating this commitment through policies and interventions designed to improve the business environment, to reform critical government institutions and systems and to unlock new levels of innovative thinking among our people, especially our youth,” said Sanwo-Olu.
“We realise that the people of Lagos are the most formidable assets that we have. They are the ones who will write the narrative of this megacity now and into the future. We must educate and upskill them, to prepare them for the rapidly evolving working environment of the 21st century. We want to use education and technology as a tool to be able to create a 21st century Lagos that we all dream and talk about.”