While some other state governors are busy playing politics with the welfare and destinies of their citizens, the leadership and government of Lagos State are moving from one mega investment to another.
Just few days after the news of the completion of the multi – bilion dollar world class Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Company in Lagos, with the prospect of employing hundreds of thousands of people both directly and indirectly, Lagos State Government has done it again with the commissioning of the multi – billion-dollar Chinese-built deep seaport on Monday, January 23, 2023.
The project, which is expected to ease congestion at the ports and also upgrade Nigeria to an African hub for transshipmenth and handling of cargoes in transit for other destinations, was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress are of the opinion that the developments in Lagos State signals great things to come in Nigeria, and it is hoped that the Infrastructural revolution in Lagos will help the ruling party win votes during next month’s presidential election.
The new Lekki Deep Sea Port, accordibg to Reuters, is 75% owned by the China Harbour Engineering Company and Tolaram group, with the balance shared between the Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Ports Authority.
The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, was reported as describing the deep sea port as a game changer project that could create at least 200,000 jobs.
Meanwhile, economic analysts who spoke to Notable Outcome in Port Harcourt, observed that Lagos State has left other states in Nigeria behind, stressing that the recent inflow of mega dollar investments in that state has placed her far, over and above others.