Why Eko Atlantic?

A solution to many problems

What began as an endeavour to protect the coastline of Victoria Island from sea erosion became a land reclamation project on a colossal scale, surrounded by a sea wall built to last 1,000 years. On top of this rises a solution to the chronic shortage of prime real estate in Lagos, and the need for a new financial headquarters for Nigeria – the largest economy in Africa.

Eko Atlantic is not only providing vital space for people to live and work adjacent to Victoria Island. It is a symbol of Nigeria’s pride and pivotal in achieving the nation’s pledge to become a top 20 economic power; a beacon for international business and tourism.

Supplying the answers
to overwhelming demand

How does Eko Atlantic help?


Reversing coastal erosion

The foundations have reclaimed the lost land that disappeared under the pounding waves of Atlantic surges during the past 100 years. The design and construction of the Great Wall of Lagos has already provided an effective marine engineering solution to stop further land depletion from the Nigerian coastline along Victoria Island.


Relieving pressure on Lagos

Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing megacities in the world so the pressure on Lagos is intense. Eko Atlantic is providing prime development land to give the space for business and commerce to expand and fulfil its potential.


An example of African excellence

The clean and eco-friendly urban infrastructure of Eko Atlantic has helped propel Nigeria into a position of leadership in the economy of West Africa. The city is an example of how high standards of living can be created while meeting environmental responsibilties.

The city’s new infrastructure also enable it to earn carbon credits:

  • An efficient electricity generation plant will provide an uninterrupted power supply.
  • Central service systems will completely eliminate the need for generators, water tanks and septic tanks.
  • This will mean that Eko Atlantic will not be dependent on diesel and will not be troubled by the waste from badly serviced tanks, or from the noise pollution.
  • A dedicated sewage treatment plant will keep the city healthy and safe.
  • Clean water will be pumped from the city’s own treatment plants and distribution mains.
  • State-of-the-art communications will support business and personal networking on a local and global level.
  • Nigeria has one of the fastest-growing telecoms markets in the world with major companies such as MTN, Airtel and Globacom all located in Lagos.