President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and all stakeholders in the maritime industry on the successful berthing of the first ship at Lekki Deep Sea port.
The vessel, ZHEN HUA 28, delivered three Ship to Shores (STS) and 10 Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTG) cranes that will help in the evacuation of cargoes from vessels to the shore.
President Buhari recalled that his approval of four new seaports including the Lekki Deep Sea port, is hinged on “growing the economy, creating massive job opportunities, foreign investment inflows and trade facilitation.”
He commended the staff and management in the nation’s maritime sector who are working round the clock to make the operationalisation of Lekki Deep sea port before the end of the year a reality.
The President assured them of his commitment to sustain investments in these new assets.
President Buhari also recognised that the nation’s maritime and aquatic resources were critical to the livelihoods of Nigerians and Government would spare no effort in successfully harnessing the potential of the sector.
The Nigerian Ports Authority had on Friday received three Ship-to-Shore, STS, and 10 Rubber-Tyred Gantries, RTG, cranes critical to the commencement of operations of the $1.5bn Lekki Deep Seaport.