Luxury Residence reporting live! The federal government has issued an approval letter to the Lagos state government for the proposed Lekki-Epe cargoes and passengers airport. The airport is expected to cater to about five million passengers in the Lekki, Ajah, and Epe axis of Lagos state once it’s completed.
During the opening ceremony of the 2022 Lagos Economic Summit tagged “Ehingbeti,” the Aviation minister, Hadi Abubakar Sirika, officially handed over the approval letter to the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Sirika commended the state’s cosmopolitan nature, affirming that the proposed airport is crucial, especially as the state embarks on its 30-year Development Plan to make the state a model mega city in Africa and one of the best in the world.
Sirika also stated that “the airport would be effective to link Lagos with Africa and the rest of the world, through the aviation industry. The Lekki airport is the right step in the right direction.” According to him, aviation has the unique ability to connect markets and opportunities, which Lagos has in abundance.
The event’s chairperson, Mary Iwelumo, welcomed attendees to the summit, emphasizing its importance as a platform for private and public sector stakeholders in Lagos to engage in the state’s developmental agenda. She further stated that the Ehingbeti summit has given birth to several landmark projects in the state and continues to be an invaluable tool for shaping Lagos’s growth ambition. This is Luxury Residence signing out!