Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

Lagos assures stakeholders Badagry Deep Seaport to commence operations shortly

*The Lagos State Government has urged community leaders and relevant stakeholders to give peace a chance and embrace unity for the success of the Badagry Deep Seaport project

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

With the needed cooperation of all the parties involved in the project, the Lagos State Government has disclosed that the proposed Badagry Deep Seaport may soon commence operations earlier than planned.

Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande, Honourable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives in Lagis State, disclosed this last Friday at the stakeholders’ meeting organised by the State Government with the members of the host communities.

The state government noted the forum was part of the inclusive policy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in order to seek their buy-in for the success of the deep port project.

Dr. Akande said the Lagos State Government (LASG) is ready to give necessary support for timely delivery of the project.

The cooperation of all the parties involved is germane and critical to its success, stated the Commissioner.

While urging the community leaders and relevant stakeholders in the project to give peace a chance, Dr. Akande stressed the need to embrace unity and speak with one voice so that their demands can be quickly met and adequately catered for.

She implored the 12 host communities to appoint a six-man committee as their representative at every meeting with the State government.

According to Akande, they should bring up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) articulating their requests, complaints and suggestions.

The government stated the members of the communities present at the meeting expressed their joy that the project would boost the region’s economy and equally enhance their lifestyle.

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