Our Lagos Consulate will inject $95m into Nigeria’s economy- US
The United States Department of State has said that the US consulate building to be constructed at Eko Atlantic City Lagos will inject at least $95m into the Nigerian economy over the course of its construction.
In her remark at the groundbreaking ceremony, Ambassador Mary Leonard expressed appreciation to the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government for their support.
She said the project would further strengthen the bilateral relations between Nigeria and US, while also contributing to the Nigerian economy.
She said, “Our vision for this consulate campus is to create a facility that both honours the vibrant relationship between the United States and Nigeria and communicates the spirit of American democracy, transparency and openness.
On her part, the Consul-General, Claire Pierangelo said, “Nigeria and the United States have a long standing history of people-to-people engagement fostering bridges between our two nations.
We look forward to the many accomplishments we will continue to achieve together in the future”.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu described the planned new US consulate in Lagos as a consolidation of the deep ties between Nigeria and US.
“As many of you would be aware, the relationship between the United States and Nigeria is a long and very cherishable one spread across different areas including military, security, commerce, education, energy, youth empowerment and many other areas.
“The United States has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Nigeria and in Lagos State in particular. Just over a month ago, we opened the Kimberly-Clark (facility) for operations which was a very big manufacturing complex in Ikorodu and i was very happy that the consulate-general and the whole team of American embassy were in attendance.
Located on a 12.2 acre in the rapidly developing Eko Atlantic City on Victoria Island, the new US consulate-general in Lagos will support diplomatic and commercial relations between the United States and Nigeria.
It will provide US and Nigerian Consulate employees with safe, secure, sustainable and modern workplace.
The construction project will take approximately five years, with completion expected in 2027.