BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
The Lagos State Government has announced that it was planning to construct a new airport in the Lekki-Epe axis of the state.
Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Friday in a series of tweets.
Quoting Ope George, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Gawat said the project is expected to begin next year, and would be constructed on a 3,500 hectares of land.
“The Lagos state government has declared its readiness to construct a new airport on the Lekki-Epe axis of the State, disclosed by the special adviser to the governor on public private partnerships (PPP) Mr. Ope George yesterday,” Gawat tweeted.
“He revealed that governor Jide Sanwo-Olu-led government has sought and obtained approval from the federal government for the construction of the new airport in Lagos.
“The project is expected to take off in the year 2023, it will be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land, master plan and aeronautical designs are in place; while studies are ongoing about strategies, funding and other issues, after which the project will be taken to the market place.
“The special adviser also stated that the airport, which is expected to cater to a minimum of five million people yearly, will be constructed in partnership with local and foreign investors,” he further disclosed.