NPA, Lagos To Intensify Ease Of Doing Business Synergy At Seaports  


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reiterated its commitment to deepen partnership with Lagos State Government as part of measures to facilitate Ease Of Doing Business at Lagos Seaports. 

 Speaking during courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu on Tuesday, Managing Director of NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko, explained that improved traffic situation being witnessed in Apapa is as a result of the partnership with Lagos State Government. 

 To promote security in the port corridors, Bello Koko solicited the support of the State Government “We believe that illumination will minimize and ultimately eliminate opportunistic crimes that take advantage of dark spots” the Managing Director explained. 

 A statement issued by Ibrahim Nasiru, General Manager Corporate and strategic communications explained that apart from road illumination, Bello Koko sought the urgent intervention of LASG in carrying out palliative works around Sunrise and Coconut road axis, as well to engage with Hi-Tech Construction on the need to fast track work on the road. In addition, he notified the Governor of the need to undertake another clearance operation as a follow-up to the one earlier carried out in 2021 with the backing of the state.  

 Making reference to NPA’s preparedness for the take-off of the Lekki Deep Seaport in September, the Managing Director requested Lagos State Government to fast track the construction of Lekki Port access road as it constitutes a critical success factor for smooth take-off of the nation’s first Deep Seaport. 


 In his response, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who commended the new NPA Managing Director for the demonstrated capacity whilst in acting capacity said Lagos is happy to be home to the two existing ports and is investing heavily in the construction of the Ports access road for the Lekki Port ahead of take-off towards the end of the year. 

 The Governor expressed delight at the prospect of the Lekki Port situated at the eastern part of Lagos and the upcoming Badagry Port situated in the western part in a strategic balance that will assure economic prosperity to all parts of the state 

The Governor commended the electronic call-up system (eto) and assured the Managing Director of support.