Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has hailed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the progress of work on the Lekki Sea Port at Ibeju Lekki in Lagos.
He disclosed that Amaechi talks about the project “all the time”. In his speech at the flag off, Osinbajo also acknowledged contributions of the Nigeria Ports Authority and the Lagos State Government.
The VP said: “The business of government is to contribute by way of equity where necessary, to projects of this size, but more importantly to create the enabling environment for the private sector to do business.
“While commending all the parties to this landmark project, I want to commend very specially the Honourable Minister of Transportation, whose zeal has continued to drive this project; he keeps talking about it all the time. In the cabinet, he talks about it all the time, so I want to commend him for the way he has pushed this project.
“Let me say that we must move ahead to ensure the speedy completion of this project. There will be problems as I am sure you have experienced some, but be assured that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government, will be with you every step of the way to ensure that we give all the support required. The development of this deep sea port is mission critical to the achievement of the important objective of creating Special Economic Zones.
“It is the commitment of our economic philosophy to private sector leadership of our economic development efforts.
“Be assured that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government, will be with you (on this project) every step of the way to ensure that we give all the support required.”