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The Federal government has disclosed that upon the completion of the Lekki Deep Seaport, it will be a significant game-changer in Nigeria’s maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub-regions of Africa.

This was convened to the media in a statement by Anastasia Ogbonna
AD, For D, Press & PR today, May 2, 2021.

According to the statement, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Magdalene Ajani made it known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quarterly inspection of the progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port, Lagos on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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.

Anastasia Ogbonna, in her statement, revealed that the developers are working assiduously to meet the deadline of Q4 2022 for the commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as it is meant to be the deepest port in West Africa.

The PS 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.

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