Buhari Instructs Amaechi To Draw Up Plans To Link Lekki Deep Seaport To Rail

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to consult and submit a memorandum to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to link the Lekki Deep Sea Port with the railway network.

The President gave the directive after inspecting the deep seaport project, during his working visit to Lagos State, praising the Minister’s efforts at making the project a reality.

The President’s directive was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

As part of his engagements in Lagos, the President inspected the rate of work done at the first Deep Sea Port in Nigeria located in Lagos Free Zone, 65Km east of Lagos.

In the course of the inspection, the President received firm assurances that the port, which has a concession period of 45 years and sits in a land area of 90 hectares, will be completed on schedule by September.