Lagos to partner NPA, others to develop 25-Year National Port Master Plan

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government, in partnership with the Nigerian Ports Authority and other Stakeholders, has pledged its commitment to revitalise and revolutionise maritime infrastructure by creating a 25-year National Ports Master Plan.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Nigerian Ports Authority at Apapa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed that the master plan will guide the location, sizes and activities of ports and jetties and serve to improve economic growth on a national scale.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, described the workshop as a principle of transformative change that will collectively address the challenges that have plagued the ports, adding that the Master Plan will provide a roadmap that leads to a future defined by efficiency, sustainability and global competitiveness.

Highlighting the benefits of a well-crafted and implemented master plan, Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed that the success of this master plan was dependent on the collective commitment and collaboration of all stakeholders. He urged participants to seize the opportunity provided by the forum to build a lasting legacy that will put the nation in its rightful place on the global map.

Representatives of Messrs. Enviplan International Limited, Messrs. Rogan Associates from Greece, Government functionaries, Development Partners and eminent personalities were all in attendance at this workshop.

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