The United States of America has approved the award of a contract worth $319 million to construct a new US Consulate office in Lagos State.
This was disclosed in a report from the US Department of State on Tuesday.
According to the report, the new office would be sited at a 12.2-acre site in Eko Atlantic and would be handled by Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois.
It also revealed that the design architect for the project is Ennead Architects of New York.
“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 report said.
The contract was awarded by the US Department of State’s Capital Security Construction Program, known as the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, which was established in 1999.
It is expected to be completed in 2027.