Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode last week posited that the Lekki Deep seaport project which started about 10 years ago would be completed in 2019.
Ambode was speaking at the formal unveiling of the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, also known as Lagos Global.
He assured that the seaport would be completed in 2019 and upon completion will be the deepest seaport in Sub-Saharan Africa, adding that the Badagry Creek Industrial Park, a $1.3billion investment meant for completion in 2018 and the $12 billion Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Park were among other investments coming to the State.
He noted that in anticipation of the increased socio-economic activities, his administration had resolved to prioritize the achievement of the four pillars of the Lagos State Development Plan (2012-2015) which include economic development, infrastructural development, social development and security, and sustainable environment.
Ambode encouraged potential investors by highlighting the various investment opportunities that abound in the state to include; power, agriculture, transportation, health, tourism, housing, ICT and manufacturing.
According to Ambode, the Lagos Global as an initiative of his administration, is a one-stop shop designed to encourage ease of doing business and help to turn Lagos into Africa’s model megacity and global economic and financial hub that is safe, secure, functional and productive.
Meanwhile the Special Adviser to the Governor on Overseas Affairs and Investment, Professor Ademola Abass, said the office was created by the current administration to act as one-stop shop with the mandate of promoting foreign investment into the state and managing export our of the state.
He added that the office also had the mandate to manage foreign investment transaction and ensure that potential investors enjoy seamless experience by providing first class service delivery to them right from the point of preliminary enquiry down to the setting up and running of businesses in the state thus eliminating difficulties and bureaucracies often associated with multi-agencies handling of investments.