- The Lekki Deep Sea Port has been commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Lagos
- According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the deep seaport can be best described as the first of its kind in Nigeria
- The port has three terminals: the container terminal, the liquid terminal, and the dry bulk terminal
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 23, commissioned the Lekki deep seaport during a visit to Lagos.
The president who was on a two-day working visit to the state was scheduled to commission the Lekki Deep Seaport, Lagos Rice Mill and the 18.75 kilometres Eleko-Epe rigid pavement six-lane expressway.
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.
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Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu shared beautiful photos on his Twitter page.
Quality of the Lekki seaport
The port has three terminals: the container terminal, the liquid terminal, and the dry bulk terminal. The container terminal has an initial draft of 14 metres, with the potential for further dredging to 16.5 metres. The terminal is able to handle 2.5 million 20-foot standard containers per year.
According to reports, it is the first port in Nigeria with ship-to-shore cranes. It has three of these container gantry cranes; they belong to the “Super-post-Panamax” group. This means that they can reach and unload the rearmost row of containers even if the container ship is wider than the Panama Canal (49m or 160ft maximum boat beam), Vanguard Newspaper reports.
Going further, the port’s computerised system will allow container identification and clearance from the office, and human interaction will be minimal in the physical operations.
Sanwo-Olu reveals number of people who will be employed as a result of Lagos rice mill
Legit.ng had also reported that Buhari commissioned the Lagos Rice Mill which is located at the Imota area of the state.
According to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with the commissioning, the rice mill will commence operation.
Buhari commissioned the project during his visit to the state and will also commission other projects by the Sanwo-Olu administration.