Lagos State Government has launched free public Wi-Fi at parks and gardens starting with Ndubuisi kanu Park,Alausa,Ikeja as part of activities to mark the 50 year anniversary of the State.
While unveiling the Free Public Wi-Fi, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said that the provision of the Wi-Fi was part of his administration’s effort to make the State a smart city so as to make it work for all and sundry.
Ambode, who was represented by Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi stressed that the increased in patronage of Parks and Gardens spread across the state had prompted the state government to equip the centres with free Wi-Fi to serve the needs of visitors in the parks.
According to him, “Parks and Gardens are established to provide conducive environment for recreation and relaxation activities. As you relax and enjoy the recreational facilities in these parks, we are making it possible for you to access your mail, browse and search the internet on your tablets, smart phones and laptops via a reliable public Wi-Fi”.
Governor Ambode stated that the number of gardens and parks in the state has increased with the opening of the Badagry Recreation Park, recently.
He urged the people of the state to make judicious use of the newly launched portal known as “Citizens gate”, a platform designed by the present administration to bridge the communication gap between the citizens and the State government adding that with the launched of the free public Wi-Fi, citizens can express their views on the platform as there would be no complain of non-availability of data.
Ambode further assured Lagosians of the present administration commitment to continue to develop and implement innovative ideas that will promote the delivery of dividends of good governance in the state.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi also pointed out that one of the benefits of the free public is to provide new ways to enhance social/leisure activities in the parks
Odubiyi stressed the present administration commitment to make the has continued to demonstrate her commitment to make the state safe,healthy and conducive for all and sundry.