The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the Lekki Deep Seaport is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa.
The Assistant Director, Press/Public Relations of Federal Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, Anastasia Ogbonna, disclosed this in a statement made available to Financial Street.
In the statement, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani, noted that the developers of the seaport were working round the clock to complete the project before the end of fourth quarter of 2022.
Ajani described the project as a significant game-changer in Nigeria’s maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub-regions of Africa.
Ajani said the developers were working assiduously to meet the deadline of 2022 for commencement of commercial operations, as directed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Also, on the inspection team were the Director, Maritime Services, Awal Suleiman; Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh; and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello.
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