Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Lekki deep seaport will become one of the largest in the West African region upon completion.
The governor gave the assurance during the Lagos Economic Summit, Ehingbeti 2021.
Sanwo-Olu, who delivered the welcome address, maintained that potential lurks within the Lagos tourist sector.
However, he assured that his administration would look for ways to maximise the potentials.
The governor added that despite Lagos having the smallest landmass, the state contributes approximately 25% of Nigeria’s total GDP.
“Lagos is the financial and industrial hub of Nigeria and contributes approximately 25% of Nigeria’s total GDP despite having the smallest landmass.
“Lagos has the smallest landmass for a State in Nigeria; however, this will not be nurtured as a challenge.”
About Ehingbeti Economic Summit 2021
The annual Lagos State Economic Summit, popularly called EHINGBETI started in 2000.
The Summit began as an annual event.
Because of the importance attached to the Summit and its resolutions, it has changed from a yearly one to a biennial Summit to give the State Government some time to respond to commitments that she made.
However, the Summit was last held in 2014.
The Summit itself has a rich history.
It is of even greater pleasure to note that it has been hosted continuously since the beginning of the millennium in the year 2000 and is now firmly established as a credible forum for stimulating economic growth in Lagos State.