President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to consult and submit a memorandum to the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Praising the Minister’s efforts at making the project a reality, Buhari said the memo to FEC should contain a proposal to link the Lekki Deep Sea Port with the railway network.
The President gave the directive after inspecting the deep seaport project during his working visit to Lagos State.
The President’s directive was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
As part of his engagements in Lagos, the President inspected the extent of work done at the first Deep Sea Port in Nigeria located in Lagos Free Zone, 65Km east of Lagos.
“In the course of the inspection, the President received firm assurances that the port, which has a concession period of 45 years and sits in a land area of 90 hectares, will be completed on schedule by September,” the statement reads.