…Thousands of jobs would be created Says Sanwo-Olu
The largest deep sea port in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Lekki Deep Sea Port, was unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
The multipurpose Deep Sea Port will be a huge asset to the expanding trade in Nigeria and throughout West Africa.
While the Port’s unveiling is a part of President Buhari’s project’s opening in Lagos, the president nonetheless went on a quick tour of the project to check out the facilities.
The Lekki Deep Sea Port is the result of the combined efforts of the Federal Government, Lagos State Government, and the Private Sector, according to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the ceremony.
Sanwo-Olu, who said that the project was begun and finished in the President Buhari administration, added that the size of vessels which would be coming to the Lekki Deep Sea Port could be up to four times the size of vessels that currently berth at both Tin Can and Apapa Ports.
The governor said the project would provide thousands of direct and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs to Lagosians and thanked all that brought it to reality.
According to the governor: “The project is a total combination of efforts of the Federal Government, Lagos State and the private sector and we are happy that this is happening in your time.
“It all started within your time and it has been completed within your time. The size of vessels that will be coming here could be up to four times the size of vessels that currently berth at both Tin Can and Apapa Ports.
“So, it is a massive infrastructure and we are in deed excited that something fresh has been impacted into this country and it is going to generate thousands and thousands jobs directly and hundreds of thousands of jobs indirectly in the entire ecosystem and this is your own project and we are excited.”