U.S. BUILDS NEW CONSULATE GENERAL IN LAGOS
Written by Samson Ojeniran on October 6, 2021
The United States has awarded Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois the $319 million design-build contract for the new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria.
The 12.2-acre site for the new Consulate General is part of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in collaboration with the Lagos State Government.
The location will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbors with access to sustainable, modern infrastructure, including an 8.5 km seawall designed to protect the city from rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
The new Consulate General will provide a modern, resilient platform for diplomacy in Nigeria and is expected to be completed in 2027.
Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 168 new diplomatic facilities.
OBO currently has more than 50 active projects, either in design or under construction worldwide.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma