Rail Line Construction Needed in Lekki Trade Zone to Alleviate Gridlock – Reps
In order to alleviate traffic gridlock associated with the Apapa Port, the House of Representatives Committee on Commerce has called for the construction of a rail line through the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
The deputy chairman of the committee, Hon. Richard Gbande, during an inspection of the Lagos Free Zone, Lekki Free Zone, and the Dangote Free Trade Zone Enterprises, described the Lekki FTZ as the country’s new economic powerhouse harbouring 25 billion US dollar investment.
In a statement by the Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA, Martins Odeh, Gbande said the concept of free trade zone has revolutionised the development of the Lekki axis of Lagos once considered as an undeveloped peninsular.
He added that the government’s relentless efforts in trying to diversify the economy has resulted in the development of the Lekki Quadrant which would undoubtedly become the country’s new economic powerhouse.