From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the designation of Lekki Deep Seaport as Customs Port and Approved Wharf.
The Authority had written a letter through the Ministry of Transportation seeking expedited presidential approval for the port to be gazzetted as a Customs Port and Approved Wharf in line with the requirements of the law.
In a statement, NPA’s General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, Nasiru Ibrahim, said with this approval granted by President Buhari, “it means all is set for commercial vessels from across the world to berth and clear cargo at Nigeria’s first Deep Sea Port and first fully automated port.”
The statement added: “This development shows that Nigeria’s renewed export orientation and the readiness of the NPA to take trade facilitation a notch higher is no fluke.”