Lagos State government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Friday that it will commence the building of an airport in the area of the state next year.

Quoting the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Private Partnerships, Ope George, Sanwo-Olu’s aide on New Media, Jubril Gawat, said the project will be done on 3,500 hectares of land in the area.

According to him, designs are already in place and studies are ongoing to commence the master plan project.

The statement shared on Gawat’s Twitter page reads: “Governor Babajide 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 & aeronautical designs are in place; while studies are ongoing about strategies, funding & 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.”

October 8, 2022

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