The Lekki Deep Seaport, which is slated for completion next year, would redirect cargo traffic from the over-congested Apapa ports in Lagos, housing several hundreds of containers and tankers.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, amid an interview with Channels Television, noted that while the electronic call-up system helped to lessen the Apapa congestion by reducing container-trucks traffic, it was unable to solve the oil tankers’ which are also housed within the same seaport.
Sanwo-Olu said that the Lekki deep seaport is currently 50 percent complete and would become a lasting solution to the congestion issue at Apapa ports.
The Lekki deep seaport is currently being constructed by China Harbour Engineering, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company.
When complete, the Lekki deep seaport will be able to accommodate the top-rated “ultra large” ships able to transport more than 14,500 containers.
The first phase of the port, whose $1.5bn cost is being part-financed by a $629m loan from the China Development Bank.Follow us on social media