U.S Unveils Construction of Its World Largest Consulate in Eko Atlantic City

Alt: = "New US consulate building in Eko Atlantic, Lagos"

The United States on Thursday officially unveiled the construction on a new, modern consulate building in Lagos, Nigeria which will be the largest US Consulate in the world.

The project which is estimated to cost $537 million, is situated on 12.2-acre site in Eko Atlantic City, and is expected to be completed in 2027

In a statement signed by spokesperson Temitayo Famutimi, the US Consulate said the groundbreaking shows the long and cordial bilateral friendship and partnership between the two countries, and when completed will “support diplomatic and commercial relations between the United States and Nigeria and will provide American and Nigerian Consulate employees with a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern workplace.”

The statement said the project will impact on the Nigerian economy as most of the materials and workforce will be sourced locally.

“Throughout the project, an estimated $95 million will be invested in the local economy, and the project will employ approximately 2,500 Nigerian citizens, including engineers, architects, artisans, construction workers, and administrative staff,” the US Consulate statement said.

“These workers will have the opportunity to learn new technical skills and safety awareness that will help distinguish them in the local market.”

Alt: = "Babajide Sanwo-Olu, U.S Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, U.S Consul General  Claire Pierangelo, others"

At the groundbreaking on Thursday were Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo.

Others present at the ceremony include Chief Executive Officer of Pernix Group, Nidal Zayed; Chairman South Energyx, Ronald Chagoury; with African Branch Chief at the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, U.S. Department of State, Tamela Simpson, during the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New U.S. Consulate General at the Eko Atlantic City.

Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, while speaking thanked the Federal Government Nigeria and the Lagos State Government for their support.

“Our vision for this remarkable Consulate campus is to create a facility that both honors the vibrant relationship between the United States and Nigeria and communicates the spirit of American democracy, transparency and openness,” Ambassador Leonard said.

“Nigeria and the United States have a long-standing history of people-to-people engagement fostering bridges between our two nations. We look forward to the many accomplishments we will continue to achieve together in the future,” Consul General Claire Pierangelo said.

The construction project targets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification ––a globally recognized designation for achievement in high performance, best-in-class, green buildings –– and incorporates many features designed to make the building more sustainable.

Ennead Architects LLP of New York is the design architect, Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois, is the design/build contractor, and EYP, Inc. of Albany, New York, is the architect of record.

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