Lekki Deep Sea Port To Create Job Opportunities, Facilitate Trade - Buhari

Lekki Deep Sea Port To Create Job Opportunities, Facilitate Trade - Buhari

 As the port receives its first vessel, the ZHEN HUA 28, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Lekki Deep Sea port will provide chances for jobs and facilitate trade in Nigeria.

This information was revealed in a statement sent by the Presidency on Saturday morning through Femi Adesina.

The Nigerian Ports Authority and the Transport Ministry were also recognized by the President for their contributions to the project's success.

The ship, a ZHEN HUA 28, brought 10 Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTG) and three Ship to Shores (STS) cranes that will aid in the evacuation of cargo from ships to the beach, according to sources.


President Buhari congratulated stakeholders in the maritime sector over the feat, citing his administration’s approval of four new seaports in the country, including the Lekki Deep Sea port, which is hinged on growing the economy.

“The decision is also aimed at creating massive job opportunities, foreign investment inflows and trade facilitation,” President Buhari said.

The President praised the staff and management in the nation’s maritime sector who are working round the clock to make the operationalisation of Lekki Deep Sea Port before the end of the year a reality and reassured them of his commitment to sustain investments in these new assets.

“The nation’s maritime and aquatic resources are critical to the livelihoods of Nigerians and the Government will spare no effort in successfully harnessing the potential of the sector,” he added.


Three Ship-to-Shore cranes and 10 Rubber-Tyred Gantries critical to the commencement of operations of the 1.5 billon Lekki Deep Seaport arrived in Nigeria on Friday.

Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said, “It also demonstrates our readiness to take trade facilitation a notch higher. This is why matters related to the operationalisation of Lekki Deep Seaport before the end of this year have been placed on top priority.

Nairametrics reported in May that the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed stated that the project is expected to bring revenues of about $201 billion to federal and state governments through taxes, royalties and duties as well as an aggregate impact of $361 billion in 45 years upon the commencement of operations.

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