Nigeria set to host Africa’s biggest deep sea port in Lagos

23 July 2015

Nigeria set to host Africa’s biggest deep sea port in Lagos, the Badagry Port on 1,000+ hectares in Badagry. According to Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, the port project is expected to commence by the end of September this year.

According to a state government statement, a number of foreign and domestic investors including the Maersk Group have shown interest in the project and have signed an agreement of contribution. The project is expected to create thousands of job opportunities and will position the country as the first country in Africa to host the largest cargo container port. The port project will also include a free trade zone and a container terminal.

For the deep sea port project to be successfully executed, completion of the Mile II-Badagry expressway is essential. It has been confirmed that the two projects will commence simultaneously, creating employment opportunities and growing the GDP economy of Lagos. 

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