Are you in Lagos? Do you want to enjoy free secured WI-FI while you are in town? Here are the places you can visit as Lagos steps up its smart city agenda.
There’s uninterrupted Wi-Fi access at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Ikeja and also Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island.
You can also enjoy Wi-Fi at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Ikeja, all these venues use solar-powered panels, that way users are assured of constant surfing.
Speaking on the initiative, Hakeem Fahm, Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology said that the free public Wi-Fi at the state’s Parks and Gardens were secured by Wireless Protected Access (WPA).
Fahm made this known on Friday in Lagos at the 2018 ministerial press briefing in commemoration of the third year in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that WPA is a security standard for users of computing devices equipped with wireless internet connection.
It provides sophisticated data encryption and better user authentication.
“This project represents a quick-win for Lagos State Government towards the vision of making Lagos a smart city, and provides new ways for public to enhance social and leisure activities,” he said.
“The government has plans to provide additional Wi-Fi access at bus terminals and other parks and gardens and schools,’’ he added.
“Wi-Fi can be anywhere now once funding is in place because we have the infrastructure already.
“We are ready to work with any agency; we are talking to different partners to see how we can further deploy it and look at the value added services available.
“To make sure that the wireless would pay for itself, we are in discussion with Google so that the Wi-Fi we are providing can assist us in placing advert so that it can be used to pay for the advert.