The Lekki multi-purpose seaport is anticipated to create more than 170,000 direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians when completion, according to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
President Muhammadu Buhari GCFON officially opened the Lekki Deep Seaport on January 23, 2023.
Koko, represented by Principal Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, NPA, Lagos, declared that they would work to become the top port in Africa, a goal that can be achieved with the help of many trade development drivers putting their collective efforts forth.
“We will continue to collaborate with our partners in the economic development of Nigeria and we consider ECCIMA as a partner in the development of the Country.
“The Nigerian maritime industry is a prime economic driver, bearing in mind that 85 percent volume of economic activities are delivered through the ports worldwide as Maritime transport remains the main gateway to the global marketplace.
“I am highly excited that ECCIMA has continued to provide platforms and opportunities for Entrepreneurs to emerge and thrive,” Koko said.
The managing director also said that in order to ensure convenience in the logistics chain, train links from the ports were being renovated.
“At the NPA, the Lilypond Terminal provides exporters the much-needed infrastructure to carry out their transactions at a reduced cost and time, thereby increasing their competitiveness in the international market.
“This is done to encourage the exportation of more locally-made goods, a move to boost non-export in the country, and to ease supply chain constraints for export cargoes.
“We will continually give priority consideration to the exportation of agricultural produce and Solid Mineral Resources which will in turn give exportation a boost in the nation’s economy,” he said.
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