Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said his administration will provide all incentives required to hasten the development of the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said his administration will provide all incentives required to hasten the development of the Lekki Free Trade Zone(LFTZ).
Ambode made the revelation in Lekki , during a tour of the Free Trade Zone, situated on 16, 000 hectares of land that harbours $11 billion Dangote Refinery and other multi billion dollars investments driven by consortium of Chinese companies.
He said that inputs from the zone is needed to boost economic prosperity of Nigeria. “I came here to see the level of development that is going on here. The Free Trade Zone is a major catalyst for the development of Lagos State.
“I have come here to give my commitment that we would follow up with this project because it is going to be a major catalyst to the economy to this particular zone as well as the economy of Nigeria.
“Whatever it is that we need to do together alongside with the community, we have gotten their commitment that we would join hands together to move this project forward.”
The governor said his administration will also look at the Lekki Seaports which has been idle for about nine years and ensure it is revamped. “ There is no way we would have this Free Trade Zone if the port is not activated. It needs to be reviewed. My administration will look at it and make sure the port is activated and construction starts immediately.
– Emmanuel Ukudolo