BUHARI COMMISSIONS LEKKI DEEP SEAPORT, RICE MILL IN LAGOS
Written by Samson Ojeniran on January 24, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the rice mill and Lekki Deep Sea Port on Monday during a visit to Lagos.
During the two-day working visit, the president was scheduled to commission the Lekki Deep Seaport, Lagos Rice Mill and the Imota, 18.75 kilometres Eleko-Epe rigid pavement six-lane expressway.
Others are the first phase of the 13 kilometres of the Lagos Blue Light Rail, the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History.
Mr Buhari made his first stop at the seaport before proceeding to the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota, Ikorodu where he commissioned the 32 metric tonnes per hour mill.
The governor’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile, said the “rice mill will generate over 300, 000 jobs directly and indirectly when it is fully operational.”
Described as a “landmark project” in the state, the seaport is situated at the Lagos Free Trade Zone, Ibeju Lekki.
According to the minister of transportation, Mua’zu Sambo, the Lekki Deep Sea Port is “Nigeria’s largest seaport with a draught of 16.5m, whose development was started and completed by the President Muhammad Buhari administration.”
The port “will offer enormous support to the expanding commercial operations in Nigeria and entire West Africa.”