24 - 26 September 2024

Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos government to construct new international Airport at Lekki-Epe corridor within 2 years.


As part of its inter-modal transport system, Lagos State Government has promised to construct a new international Airport at Lekki Epe corridor of the State in the next one or two years.

When completed, the Airport will accommodate about 350 Aircrafts at a time and expected to take care of about 5 million travelers annually.

The Lekki-Epe residents in the State would not have to make a journey to Ikeja to take flights, according to the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso in an interview with state House correspondents at Alausa, Ikeja.

He said, “The Airport is not going to take time, it is expected to be finished in about a year or two and that is going to be on Lekki Epe corridor and it’s going to be an international Airport, that can accommodate about 350 Aircraft at a time. It’s going to take care of about 5 million travelers and we are already talking to investors, because it’s not what the state can fund from its balance sheet.

“So everything that needs to be done by the Airport and every other iconic projects that I have spoken of, like Food and Logistics Hub, 4th Mainland Bridge are currently on the table

“We are talking to investors from all over the world to come and take up these projects and they have seen that Lagos is where the investment destination is, the biggest in Africa if you look at the Foreign Direct Investment, there is no state that march Lagos and if you talk about foreign direct investment coming into Nigeria, when you look at Africa as a whole, Lagos contributes about 80 percent of the one that is coming into Nigeria,” the Commissioner stated.

(Source: Champion Newspapers Ltd.)