FG Approves Lekki-Epe Airport, Sanwo-Olu Hails Move

Written by on October 12, 2022

The Federal Government has approved the construction of the Lekki International Airport at the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos State.

Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, presented the document to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday at the Lagos Economic Summit (Ehingbeti) 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.

He said the Murtala Mohammed Airport is congested, and that the creation of the new airport in Lekki is apt to the innovations in that part of Lagos.

According to the Minister, the federal mandate to the state government on the airport project enjoyed accelerated approval, because of the growing need to further link Lagos and Southwest to international markets and regional trade.

On his part, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that he is excited about the project, stressing that Lagos will be better accessible for the businesses within it.

He described the approval as another successful step forward towards delivering his administration’s agenda of Greater Lagos and keeping the state on the path of irreversible economic prosperity.

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