News

Industries

Companies

Jobs

Events

People

Video

Audio

Galleries

My Biz

Submit content

My Account

Advertise

Nigeria opens 'game changer' billion-dollar deep seaport

Nigeria opened a billion-dollar Chinese-built deep seaport in Lagos on Monday, which is expected to ease congestion at the country's ports and help it become an African hub for transshipment, handling cargoes in transit for other destinations.
A view shows the newly-commissioned Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos, Nigeria, January 23, 2023. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
A view shows the newly-commissioned Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos, Nigeria, January 23, 2023. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

President Muhammadu Buhari has made building infrastructure a key pillar of his government's economic policy and hopes that this will help his ruling party win votes during next month's presidential election.

The new Lekki Deep Sea Port is 75% owned by the China Harbour Engineering Company and Tolaram group, with the balance shared between the Lagos state government and the Nigerian Ports Authority.

"This is a transformative, game-changer project. This project could create at least 200,000 jobs," Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Cui Jianchun said after the port was commissioned by Buhari.

China is among the largest bilateral lenders to Nigeria and has funded rail, roads and power stations.

Source: Reuters

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world's largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day.

Go to: https://www.reuters.com/

About Seun Sanni

(Writing by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Jan Harvey)
Let's do Biz