The Federal government has stated that Lekki Deep Seaport will be a significant game-changer in Nigeria’s maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub-regions of Africa.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Dr Magdalene Ajani made this known when she led a ministerial team on a quarterly inspection of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos.
According to her, the port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa.
The inspection was marked by an audio-visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises, the contractors China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd and the project managers. There was also a physical inspection of the works on site.
Ajani said the developers were working to meet the deadline of fourth quarter 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
The Permanent Secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director, Maritme Services, Awal Suleiman; Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh; and the heads of some maritime agencies including Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.