The contractors handling the Lekki Deep Seaport Project have been directed to speed up work to enable the government commission it before activities for the 2023 elections heighten.
The Minister of Transportation,Rotimi Amaechi gave the directive while inspecting the ongoing construction of the Lekki Deep Seaport Project in Lagos.
The Minister however, commended them for the progress of work done so far, stating that in less than 5 months, a lot of Civil work had been done.
“I want to congratulate you for the very huge progress; by the time we came here, there was no Civil works, it was just pure sand , you have tried,” the minister said.
” I am suggesting that if you work day and night you would have gone far and complete the work before commissioning, if the President sees it, approval will be easier.
” You need to speed up the work, so we can get approval from the government side before election, process of election will be completed in July because by law, six months to election people start politics, if you wait till that time, you won’t meet anyone in the office.
Mr Amaechi said the port should be automated to avoid all forms of physical contact in it’s operations.
Reporting by Fubara Pepple; Editing by Omotola Oguneye