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Sanwo-Olu In China Plans Lagos-Owned Airport With Builders

BLagos State’s Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has opened up on a plan to construct a state-owned airport in the island axis of Lekki to drive infrastructural development.

Sanwo-Olu unveiled the plan on Friday after meeting with the management of the China Airport Construction Company (CACC) at its headquarters in Beijing, China.

Sanwo-Olu, currently on a China for a working visit with some top government officials, said the airport formed part of his infrastructural development drive and the vision to make Lagos work better, smarter and more efficient.

“We have a plan in Lagos to build our airport. We plan to see if we can identify partners; real partners who understand our market, seek the potential of our market, and appreciate that it is a market that has the potential to grow and take the lead,” he said.

“We are the most active and financially capable state in the country (Nigeria). So, it is something that we can develop further. A few other airports have also approached us.

“We haven’t made any final decision yet. We are hoping that we will be able to do that in the next couple of months so that we can push things forward.”

Responding, the Managing Director of CACC, Kui Yu, expressed willingness to partner with the Lagos State Government to realise Governor Sanwo-Olu’s vision of constructing a brand-new airport in the Lekki area of the State.

Yu said CACC has been following the development trajectory of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole, noting that the country is rated highly in Africa, socially and economically.

“China Airport Construction Company has the necessary wherewithal to help Lagos State achieve its desired goal,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he also visited the Beijing Subway Signalling System Centre to inspect the signaling system in use in the capital city of China.


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