Few hours to the official inauguration of the Lekki deep seaport, the port on Sunday received the first commercial container vessel.
Announcing the development through its Twitter account, the Nigerian Ports Authority said the vessel was owned and operated by french shipping firm, CMA/CGM.
“Ahead of President’s commissioning of @LekkiPort for commercial operations tomorrow (Monday), one of the largest container vessels, the CMA-CGM, has berthed at the port. Once more, @NigerianPorts has proven that it is prepared to offer marine services for seamless port operations,” the tweet read.
The President, Major General Muhammad Buhari, (retd) will on Monday inaugurate the $1.5bn Lekki deep seaport for commercial operations.
The Lekki deep seaport is one of the largest seaport in the country and one of the biggest in West Africa that will revolutionise the way goods are transported and traded in Nigeria.
The promoters, however, disclosed that the Lekki Port would not only improve efficiency and connectivity, but would also serve as a major driver for economic growth in the region.