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Ambode Promises To Complete $1.7 Billion Lekki Seaport In 2019

Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 7:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has pledged to complete the $1.7 billion Lekki Seaport in 2019, saying upon completion, it would be the deepest seaport in sub-Saharan Africa.

The governor, who reeled out the numerous investment opportunities that abound in the state to prospective investors in critical sectors such as power, agriculture, transportation, health, tourism, housing, ICT and manufacturing, gave assurance that the state was poised for more investments.

Speaking at the formal unveiling of the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, otherwise known as Lagos Global, the governor said his administration, in anticipation of increased socio-economic activities, had resolved to prioritise the achievement of the four pillars of the Lagos State Development Plan (2012-2015), including economic, infrastructural, social development as well as security and sustainable environment.

Governor Ambode added that the Badagry Creek Industrial Park, a $1.3 billion investment meant for completion in 2018 and the $12 billion Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Park were among other investments coming to the state.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the governor said ongoing efforts had ensured that the state remained a choice destination for massive Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), including the Lekki seaport project.