Lekki Port critical to bridging maritime infrastructure gap – Ruogang
The delivery of Lekki Deep Seaport project would go a long way in helping the nation to bridge the infrastructure gap in its maritime sector in the shortest time possible, Du Ruogang, managing director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, has said.
Ruogang made this known recently in Lagos during the just concluded Ehingbeti – Lagos Economic Summit organised by the Lagos State Government with the theme ‘For a Greater Lagos: Setting the Tone for the Next Decade’.
Ruogang, who spoke during one of the plenary sessions on Lagos as an ‘Industrial Hub’, said deepening of infrastructure footprints by Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration both within the environment where the port project is located and other axis of the State, is a strong pointer that the State Government is committed to the development of the port and its underlying socio-economic potentials.
“We are very pleased with how well things are going with the construction despite the challenges being encountered all over the world with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, which is also being felt in Lagos State, and all over the country,” he said.
He further expressed confidence that the delivery of Lekki Port project would be sooner.
“While Lagos is not immune from the economic challenges that are being tackled globally, the uniqueness of Lagos State is the willingness of the leadership to go the extra mile to live up to its characteristic of an investor friendly state,” he said.
Continuing, he said: “Lagos makes a significant contribution to the Nigerian economy. It contributes 30 percent to Nigeria’s GDP. This is remarkable considering that Lagos is home to only 10 percent of the population of Nigeria. The majority of Nigeria’s manufacturing is based in Lagos as well as many service industries such as finance. All of these factors combine to encourage industry to locate in Lagos, and that is the reason we are here to look forward to the future possibilities.”