New airport to be constructed in Lekki-Epe axis by the Lagos State Government
The Lagos government has revealed its plans to build a new airport in the state’s Lekki-Epe axis.
According to Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant (SSA) to the governor of Lagos state on new media, who quoted Ope George, special adviser to the governor on public private partnerships (PPPs), the project will begin next year and will span 3,500 hectares.
His tweets read;
“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.
“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.”