The United States has approved $319million contract for a new US Consulate General in Lagos.
According to a statement made available by Us Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, while Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois, got the building contract, Ennead Architects of New York is the design architect.
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The 12.2 acre site for the new consulate General is part of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in collaboration with Lagos State.
“The location will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbors with access to sustainable, modern infrastructure, including an 8.5 km seawall designed to protect the city from rising sea levels and coastal erosion, which is expected to be completed in 2027,” the statement read.
“Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Programme in 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 168 new diplomatic facilities.
“OBO currently has more than 50 active projects, either in design or under construction worldwide.
“OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and that support U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.”