The Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos State will soon be home to a new airport, according to the Lagos State Government.
This was announced on Friday via a string of tweets from Jubril Gawat, the governor of Lagos State’s senior special assistant (SSA) for new media.
According to Gawat, who cited Ope George, the governor’s special adviser on public-private partnerships (PPPs), the project is anticipated to get underway the next year and will be built on a 3,500 acre plot of land.
The special adviser to the governor on public-private partnerships (PPP), Mr. Ope George, revealed Wednesday that the Lagos state government is prepared to build a new airport in the Lekki-Epe axis of the state.
“He disclosed that the Lagos state government, led by governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, had requested and received authorisation from the federal government for the construction of the new airport.
The project will be built on 3,500 hectares of land, with a master plan and aeronautical drawings already in place. Studies are currently being conducted on strategy, funding, and other concerns, following which the project will be put on the market.
The airport, which is anticipated to serve at least five million people annually, would be built in collaboration with both domestic and international investors, the special adviser added.