By Steve Agbota
The Management of Lekki Deep Sea Port has said that construction work on the $1.5 billion deep seaport is now at 96percent completion stage as at July 27, 2022.
Daily Sun gathered from the company’s official social media page, Tweeter, the project is on course for completion as scheduled.
The information said its management, board of directors, shareholders, EPC Contractors and the project manager remained focused on its objective to complete construction by September 2022 and to start operations by the end of the year.
“We are delighted to announce that the construction of Lekki Port is now at 95.6 percent completion. Our management, board of directors, shareholders, EPC Contractors and the project manager remain focused on our objective to complete construction by September 2022 and start port operations by the end of the year.
“The wait to behold a deep seaport with a container terminal operated with efficiency and world-class standards in Nigeria is almost over,” the tweeter post read.
Early July this year, the Deep Seaport took delivery of three Super Post Panamax Ships to Shore (STS) cranes and ten Rubber Tired Gantries (RTGs) ahead of the commencement of port operations. The port also witnessed the arrival of its first berthing vessel, “ZHEN HUA 28, which conveyed the STS cranes and RTGs to Nigeria from Shanghai, China.
Chairman of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, Mr Abiodun Dabiri, explained that the arrival of the vessel is historic and it would begin to deliver Nigeria as a regional hub for maritime business.