Lagos partners UK in urban development
Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the government of the United Kingdom, through the Future Cities Programme, has developed urban renewal guidelines for the state.
This was made known during a visit to Otto Iddo community in Ijora area of Lagos by the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing and the Lagos State Resilience Office team lead by the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Dr. Folayinka Dania.
The leaders of the community listed the challenges they experienced and efforts made by residents to overcome them.
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Dania said to kick-start the implementation of the new urban renewal guidelines. Otto community was picked by the United Kingdom government as a pilot community to domesticate the newly developed urban renewal for the state.
Addressing reporters during the visit, Laing said the UK government was passionate about human development, adding that that was why the guidelines were designed for communities mostly affected by climate change.
Deputy High Commissioner Ben Liewellyn Jones said: “We are working with the state not to have only a green bond that can help build infrastructure, but also climate insurance that can help the community to respond to the impact of the climate change.”
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