Lekki deep seaport’ll change maritime economy – FG

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  , Ministry of Transport, Dr Magdalene Ajani disclosed 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.

According to her,  the Port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa. The inspection comprised of an audio-visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises, the contractors ( Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd) and the Managers (Louis Berger Intl.) as well as a physical inspection of the works on site. Ajani said the developers were working assiduously to meet the deadline of fourth quarter 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Minister of , Rotimi Amaechi.

The was accompanied on the inspection by the Director, Maritme Services, Awal Suleiman, Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello.

Others include the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports , Hadiza Bala- Usman, , Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Bashir Jamoh and other technical officers from the Ministry and the Agencies. (NAN)

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