Lekki Port completion will end persistent Apapa Gridlock- Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the Africa Business Convention, hosted by Business Day Newspaper at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

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The establishment of the Lekki Port, according to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will bring to an end the persistent Apapa traffic, gridlock along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, port access roads, and the Apapa axis.

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the Africa Business Convention, hosted by Business Day Newspaper at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The final answer to the Apapa gridlock would be the construction of Lekki Port.

He added

We need to rotate the authorities on a regular basis to guarantee there is no compromise in services delivered.

Sanwo-Olu underlined his administration’s commitment to ensure the rewards of democracy to millions of Lagos residents through the theme planning process for Greater Lagos, asserting that in the previous two and a half years, his government had accomplished landmark projects around the State.

He also mentioned some of the existing or planned infrastructure projects, such as the Lekki Deep Port, 4th Mainland Bridge, Red and Blue line trains, and Imota Rice Mills, among others, which he stated will be finalized and operating within the next 24 months.

The governor noted that the procedure culminating in the start of work on the 4th Mainland Bridge, which stretches from Badore in Ajah to Ikorodu, will be finalized prior to the end of the second quarter of this year.

According to Sanwo-Olu

Lagos is, in addition to being Africa’s most populous megacity, the continent’s premier business and investment destination, and we will continue to do all within our power to remain so.

As I speak, several landmark public and private infrastructure and investment projects are underway or nearing completion in Lagos State; the biggest single-train Petroleum Refinery in the world, one of the largest Rice Mills in the world, one of the largest and most modern Deep-Sea Ports on the continent, and West Africa’s biggest Light Rail network.

Within the next 24 months, we expect all of these to be operational.

He added

We are also Africa’s startup capital, ahead of Nairobi, Cape Town and Johannesburg, in terms of the number of startups and in terms of investment inflows and the size of exits.

Flutterwave and Paystack, two of the most prominent African unicorns of the decade, were born here.

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