Construction starts on $250m data centre in Nigeria

WCN Editorial Team 25 Apr 2022 AFRICA BUILDINGS

Kasi Cloud, the Nigerian tech company, has broken ground on a $250m data centre in the Nigerian port city of Lekki.

The ceremony was attended by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu said: “If Lagos is to sustain its Centre of Excellence status in the country, vital infrastructural development is critical to achieving human capital development. The economic impact that infrastructure improvement has on nation-building cannot be overemphasised.”

This is the first data centre that the company plans to build in the African country.

According to the company, this data centre will bring a new generation of cloud computing to West Africa.

The data centre is being constructed on 4ha of land in Maiyegun, which is a coastal area in the southeast of Lagos city.

Kasi co-founder and chief executive Johnson Agogbua said that the company’s target was “to establish a digital platform to accelerate cloud and interconnect individuals, enterprises and governmental institutions in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.”

The project has received the support from the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

NISA chief executive Uche Orjisaid the enhanced infrastructure could transform the country into a leader in the continent’s digital industries and boost internet access for over a billion people.

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Image: This is the first data centre that the company plans to build in the African country. Credit: Akela999 from Pixabay.

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