Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday unveiled the Eko Black Pearl Tower, one of the residential high rise buildings located in the centre of Eko Atlantic City in the state.
Ambode said that the unveiling marked the official take-off of the Eko Atlantic City (EAC) – a multi-billion dollar project constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean.
“This unveiling has brought Eko Atlantic City to life. This building has set a new standard for property development in this state.
“It has also put Lagos State on the commercial map, it now behoves on investors to take advantage of the massive opportunities.
“We will continue to ensure that the State is safe, conducive and investor-friendly to accommodate new businesses and investors willing to invest in this project.
“It will also improve the economy of the State, increase the internally generated revenue, and translate to further employment opportunities for our unemployed youths,” he said.
Ambode commended the promoters of the EAC for their confidence in committing huge resources to the Nigerian economy, which, according to him, is a positive sign that Nigeria remains the investment hub in Africa.
He pledged the total commitment of his administration towards the success of the project, adding that it would go a long way to facilitate the quest to grow the economic potentials of the state.
In his remarks, Mr Elias Saad, Chairman, Eko Pearl Construction Company said that the Eko Pearl Tower was a residential high rise building located in the centre of Eko Atlantic.
Saad said that it comprised of five towers – White Pearl Tower, Black Pearl Tower, Indigo Pearl Tower, Champagne Pearl Tower and Aqua Pearl Tower.
According to him, each tower has its own identity and colour, highlighting the slight difference in their design.
Each floor of the towers has two 3-bedroom apartments and two 2-bedroom apartments.
The EAC has been described as an impressive financial district which upon completion, would compare with the financial district in Paris, France and the 5th Avenue in New York, United States.