The Federal Government said on Monday that the Lekki-Epe international airport, upon completion, would cater for about five million air travelling passengers around Lekki, Ajah, and Epe axis of Lagos State annually.
This was as Lagos State officially received the Federal Government’s instrument authorising it to commence the airport project.
While officially handling over the approval letter for development of the airport to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 2022 edition of the Lagos Economic Summit tagged, ‘Ehingbeti’ in Victoria Island, Lagos, the Aviation Minister, Hadi Abubakar Sirika, said the state was qualified to embark on the project, looking at the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos.
He said the proposed airport was crucial for the Lagos economy, especially as the state embarked on its 30-year development plan to make it the model mega city in Africa and one of the best in the world.
“The airport would be effective in linking Lagos with Africa and the rest of the world, through the aviation industry. Hence, aviation has the uniqueness to link markets and opportunities, which Lagos can offer.
“The Lekki airport is the appropriate step in the right direction,” he added.Follow us on social media