Draw Up Plans to Link Lekki Deep Seaport to Rail, Buhari Directs Amaechi

Draw Up Plans to Link Lekki Deep Seaport to Rail, Buhari Directs Amaechi

  • Nigerian leader, President Muhamamdu Buhari visited Lagos on Tuesday, March 22, to commission some important projects carried out by Aliko Dangote and Governor Sanwo-Olu
  • The president, while inspecting the ongoing Lekki seaport, ordered the minister of transportation, Rotimi Ameachi to link up the port with the rail line in the state
  • Meanwhile, Buhari was assured that the port would be completed unfailingly before the close of the year

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 22, ordered the minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to consult and submit a memorandum to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to link the Lekki Deep Sea Port with the railway network.

The Nation reports that Buhari gave the directive after inspecting the deep seaport project, during his working visit to Lagos state, praising the minister’s efforts at making the project a reality.

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The president’s directive was contained in a statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Buhari instructs Amaechi to link Lekki Deep Seaport to rail network
Buhari was in Lagos on Tuesday, March 22, for a one-day working visit. Photo credit: The Lagos State Government
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As part of his engagements in Lagos, the president inspected the rate of work done at the first Deep Sea Port in Nigeria located in Lagos Free Zone, 65Km east of Lagos.

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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.

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Meanwhile, Joe Igbkwe, an aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, March 22, disclosed President Muhammdu Buhari's handwritten message at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, where he commissioned the Dangote Fertiliser Plant.

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President Buhari wrote the note after the tape cutting ceremony of the multi-billion dollars project which will unarguably act as a catalyst for Nigeria's economic boom.

In the message, Buhari said the project very well aligns with his administration's drive to better the lives of Nigerians economically, especially those of farmers.

Senate sends Buhari important advice over Navy's largest ship

Earlier, President Buhari had been advised to take over the NNS ARADU, the Nigerian Navy's largest ship.

The call was made by the lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, December 1, during the plenary.

In a motion raised by Senator Thompson Sekibo and 14 other lawmakers, the Senate said it was important for the president to take charge and resuscitate the Navy fleet.

The lawmakers said the repairs of the ship became necessary for national security, safety and pride for the nation.

Source: Legit.ng

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