Eko Atlantic is evolving rapidly from a visionary design concept into reality. Infrastructural road works are already in progress and underground surface drainage pipes are being laid along major routes in the new city. Piling works are also underway for the many bridges in Eko Atlantic. The Great Wall of Lagos sea revetment, which is being built more than two kilometres offshore and had reached 3.5 kilometres in length by early 2013, is now protecting over 5 million square metres of Eko Atlantic and Victoria Island as a whole.
Dredging is continuous and we sometimes move as much as 10,000m³ of sand each day. Sand-filling for phase one was completed in April 2011. Well over 3 million square metres of land had been reclaimed by March 2012. A year later the Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, led a dedication ceremony for the completion of five million square metres of land for Eko Atlantic.