The Federal government says the 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 revealed this in a statement by Anastasia Ogbonna, Assistant Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, in Abuja.
Ajani made this known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quarterly inspection of progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos.
Ajani said developers were working assiduously to meet the fourth quarter 2022 deadline for the start of commercial operations as indicated by Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
According to her, the port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa.
The inspection consisted of an audiovisual briefing by Lekki Port Enterprises management, contractors (China Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd) and project managers (Louis Berger Intl.), As well as a physical inspection of the works at the place.
The permanent secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director of Maritime Services, Awal Suleiman, the Director of Legal Services, Pius Oteh, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello.