Alaro City- A Planned City in Lagos, Nigeria
Presented by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer
Alaro City (https://www.alarocity.com/) is a planned 2,000-hectare, mixed-income and mixed-use development with homes, offices, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares of parks and open spaces respectively aimed at delivering a live, work, play environment for the future of urban living in Lagos.
Its masterplan was designed by world renowned architects and city planners Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to rival some of the great city center’s of the world and to accommodate the future of business in Nigeria and Africa.
Beyond Alaro City’s design features, it is also situated in a free zone with business benefits such as zero corporate income tax on free zone income, zero withholding tax on dividends, zero VAT, no customs duties on imports, and exemptions from FX controls all of which enhances the ease of doing business. It also offers a one-stop shop service to all its commercial and industrial off takers, aimed at providing them with support and advisory services to ensure they fully maximize the benefits of the zone.
The city is also a few kilometer’s away from the Lekki Deep Sea Port, which is expected to commence operations in December 2022, and opposite the planned Lekki International Airport, which is expected to serve five million passengers annually.
Alaro City in the news
Gbenga Ismail Vice Chair, of AEAN, NAR bilateral partner in Nigeria, and Vice President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Gbenga IsmailVice Chair, of AEAN, NAR bilateral partner in Nigeria, and Vice President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Real Estate Professional with over 25 years experience. Currently Principal Partner at Ismail and Partners, Chartered Surveyors and Real Estate Consultants. Gbenga is the Vice Chairman of NAR bilateral partner in Nigeria, AEAN and is also a Vice President of the Lagos Chairman of Commerce and Industry.
Yomi is a thorough-bred creative and business leader with numerous years of experience, having worked in the Aviation, Banking and Advertising industries; in the process, gaining diverse forms and levels of experience.
Over the past 7 years, he had worked in brand leadership as well as core strategy/account planning lead functions and has recorded several notable successes building and reinventing global and local brands across industries with some of the largest, Global Agency Networks.
He also led the MTN Business team in his past life and was the strategic brain behind the MTN Man in The Box Campaign for which he has received numerous awards in addition to many more on his trophy cabinet.
He is also an alumnus of Strategic Planning from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing an MBA at a prestigious University in the UK.