President Muhammadu Buhari is on a two day working visit to Lagos state, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.
Amongst projects to be commissioned in the state of aquatic splendour is the multi billion naira Murtala Muhammed Internatonal Airport Road, Lagos built by the government of Governor Akinkunmi Ambode.
According to the governor the road has completely given a facelift to the major gateway into our country.
“The Airport Road and the U-Turn Flyover will be opened for public use immediately while the two Flyovers will be open for public use from May 10th, after the completion of the quality assurance test, the governor further said at the commissioning ceremony.
The president visit according to his itinerary includes the flag off the construction of Lekki deep sea port, a federal government project that will be financed by Sovereign Wealth Fund. The port will allow for bigger vessels berth in Nigeria and will improve Nigeria’s frequency and high capacity in port operations. This will be the first deep sea port in Nigeria when completed.
In the whole of Africa, only about 4 countries, namely Angola, Djibouti, Togo and Mauritius have deep sea ports. The non availability of deep sea port in Nigeria has increased the traffic of imports in Togo more than Nigeria.
Apart from the Airport road, and Lekki Deep Sea Port, a tweet from the Lagos State Government revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the following projects:
1) Lagos State Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Ayinke House, Ikeja.
2) Lagos Theater, Oregun.
3) Oshodi Transport Interchange.
4) 820 mass transit buses.