President Muhammadu Buhari says the Lekki Deep Sea Port and Imota Rice Mill will generate more than 300,000 direct and indirect jobs. He also hinted that the recently launched infrastructures will birth economic benefits worth more than $200 billion. Buhari disclosed this during his two-day official visit to Lagos State. The president visited the commercial hub to formally inaugurate significant infrastructure projects undertaken by the State Government and the private company, MRS Holdings Limited.
The jobs provided by the recently opened Lekki Deep Sea Port and Imota Rice will advance his administration’s 10-year plan to help 100 million Nigerians escape poverty.
Lekki Deep Sea Port and Imota Rice Mill: A product of collaboration
Buhari during his visit noted that the recently inaugurated projects were products of a close collaboration between the Federal, Lagos State Governments, and the private sector as well. The president also attributed the thriving businesses across Lagos state to the successful collaboration. These businesses cut across manufacturing, oil, gas, creative industries, services, digital economy amongst others. He further charged Nigerians not to doubt his commitment to unleashing the full potential of Nigeria’s private sector.
Lekki Deep Sea Port and Imota Rice Mill: creating jobs for Lagosians
Speaking at the event, President Buhari celebrated Lagos for upholding its status as the Nation’s economic nerve centre and leading subnational economy in Africa. The Lagos state government, currently led by Babajide Sanwolu has actively utilised its resources and competitive advantage in creating employment both at local and national levels.
The recent launch of the seaport and rice mill industry seeks to influence employment creation and boost the country’s economy.
Recall that the Nigerian Port Authority announced that the newly inaugurated $1.5 billion Lekki Port will improve traffic flow in the Apapa corridor. In a statement, the MD of the authority Mohammed Bello Koko further noted that the seaport will also reduce trading costs in Nigeria.
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