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Badagry seaport to kick off June, Sanwo-Olu assures


The Lagos State Government on Tuesday says work on the planned Badagry Deep Seaport and Free Zone Project will likely commence in June.

The State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this in Badagry, during the Stakeholders’ Meeting on Badagry Deep Seaport and Free Zone Project.

The plan to begin construction of the seaport, which will be hosted by 12 communities in Badagry, came after 10 years of conceiving the idea, in 2012, during the administration of former governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

Sanwo-Olu said that the government was in the process of getting ratification from the Federal Government, which would hopefully, be received by the end of April.

”By June, we must activate something for the port. We want to deliberately push development to Badagry.

”The Badagry Deep Seaport Project is not just one project; it is a multi-level opportunity for progress for all the people of this state in view of the volume of trade and quantum of investment opportunities that would spring up in the area when the project commences, and when it is completed and operational.

”Very importantly, employment and capacity building for the teeming youth and women in the affected communities will be prioritised.