On the afternoon of January 23, an opening ceremony was held at Nigeria's Lekki Port, which is invested, built and operated by CHEC, a subsidiary of CCCC. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiled the nameplate of the port.
More than 1,500 people attended the ceremony, including representatives from the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigerian Ports Authority, and other relevant departments, Lagos Free Zone, Lekki Free Trade Zone, as well as enterprises in shipping, logistics, finance and other sectors and communities.
Lekki Port, as one of the largest deep-water ports in West Africa, will solve the bottleneck problem of the development in the southwest region of Nigeria after operation, improve the modernization and internationalization of Nigeria's shipping and logistics industry, and further promote the development of Nigeria's international trade.
In his speech at the ceremony, Mu'azu Jaji Sambo, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, said that the high-degree automation and the fast container handling at the port will significantly enhance the competitiveness of Nigerian exports, especially agricultural and sideline products, in the international market.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, praised CHEC's ability to serve the whole industry chain in the port construction and said that the Lekki Port will create 170,000 direct and indirect jobs in the future.