Lagos Secures Approval For Second Airport

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Mary Ugwuanyi

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has been issued a letter of approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the construction of another airport in Lekki area of the State.

The approval was issued by Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation on Tuesday at the Ehingbeti Lagos Economic Summit.

The Minister was positive that the new airport will provide a better window and provide an avenue for improved international economic partnerships for Lagos State.

Reports say the construction of the airport is expected to commence in 2023 and would be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land on the Lekki-Epe corridor.

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Ope George, Ope George, the Special Adviser to Governor on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) had last week disclosed that the Nigerian government issued approval for the project.

According to George, the master plan and aeronautical designs were already in place.

He added that studies are taking place to determine strategies and funding pattern. After which the project will be transmitted to the marketplace.

Source: Dailypost

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