2nd July, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and all stakeholders in the maritime industry on the successful berthing of the first ship at Lekki Deep Sea port.
The vessel, ZHEN HUA 28 from Hong Kong delivered three Ship to Shores (STS) and 10 Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTG) cranes that will help in the evacuation of cargoes from vessels to the shore.
The President said Saturday that his approval of four new seaports in the country, including the Lekki Deep Sea port, is hinged on growing the economy, creating massive job opportunities, foreign investment inflows and trade facilitation.
He commended the staff and management in the nation’s maritime sector who are working round the clock to make the Lekki Deep sea port operational before the end of the year.
He reassured them of his commitment to sustain investments in these new assets, said presidential special adviser, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari recognises that the nation’s maritime and aquatic resources are critical to the livelihoods of Nigerians and Government will spare no effort in successfully harnessing the potential of the sector, Adesina added.