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Lekki Port completes 50 percent of breakwaters
Lagos -- The construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos has reached 50 percent with the completion of the 1,909 metres long core of the main breakwater while work on the quay wall and landside infrastructure has reached advanced stages.
This significant milestone of the completion of the core of the main breakwater will now allow for other parts of port to be constructed and completed before the end of 2022.
Managing Director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, Mr. Du Ruogang, disclosed this while briefing the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, and other key stakeholders in the project, including the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA; DirectorGeneral, of the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello; during the first quarterly monitoring visit by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to the project site.
Ruogang assured that the construction work would be completed as scheduled with a targeted commercial operations date in Q4 2022. He affirmed that the container terminal operator - Lekki Freeport Terminal, a subsidiary of CGM/CMA - is ready to commence operations once the construction work is completed.
“We would like to appreciate the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Lagos State Government, and NPA as well as other stakeholders for the immense support towards the actualisation of this world-class seaport”, he said.
Speaking during the visit, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Ajani, stated that it was heartwarming that the project was moving at a fast pace, assuring all the promoters and stakeholders that the Federal Government would play its part to ensure the smooth take-off