Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Transportation and the team at Lekki Deep Sea port.
By Ignatius Ushie
The Federal government has disclosed that when completed, 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.ln a statement made available to Transport Day in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Magdalene Ajani who made this known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quartely inspection of progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port, in Lagos.
According to the statement, the inspection comprised of an audio-visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises, the contractors (China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd) and the Project Managers (Louis Berger Intl.) as well as a physical inspection of the works on site.
The developers are working assiduously to meet the deadline of Q4 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The Permanent Secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director, Maritime Services, Awal Suleiman, Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala- Usman, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Bashir Jamoh and other technical officers from the Ministry and the Agencies.
The Port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa.