Lagos, NPA appoint board members for Lekki port
IN their capacity as shareholders in the development of the Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Ports Authority have appointed representatives to the Board of Directors of the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise.
The state government appointed Emmanuel Adesoye and Olabode Oyedele, while the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Usman, will represent the agency on the board.
Adesoye, who will serve as the chairman of the board of directors of the LPLE, is a chartered accountant and administrator of international repute with over 28 years’ of experience in the private sector and in the oil and gas industry.
A statement by the company read in part, “He (Oyedele) is the current chairman of the board of directors of the NPA, and also serves as a director of other boards, including the Lagos State University College of Medicine.
“Oyedele, the second appointee for the Lagos State Government, is a thoroughbred professional with a sound track record in both the public and private sectors. He rose through the ranks to become a permanent secretary of the Lagos Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and he has been running a very successful private business since his stint with the government at the federal level.
“Prior to her appointment as the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Usman, who is an activist and seasoned public servant, served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-rufai.”
Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the LPLE, at which the appointments were approved by the shareholders, the acting Board Chairman, Chief Joseph Sanusi, commended the efforts and roles of successive administrations in Lagos State towards the actualisation of the Lekki port project.
Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is an independent director appointed by Lekki Port Investment Holdings.
He also commended the management of the NPA, both present and past, for their unwavering support, which he noted had contributed to the success of the project.
Sanusi expressed optimism that the project, when fully completed, “will eliminate the nagging issues in the Nigerian maritime sector.”
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Lagos State, Mr. Olalekan Akodu, who represented the Commissioner, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, commended the management and shareholders for their resilience and diligence in making the development of the project a reality.
He noted that the combined support from the state government and the NPA had shown the high level of commitment, “which both the state and the federal governments are providing to see the project materialise.”