The newly inaugurated Lekki Deep Sea Port and the Imota Rice Mill are projected to generate economic benefits valued at 200 billion dollars.
The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari said at a State Dinner in his honour during his two-day official visit to Lagos State to commission landmark infrastructure projects undertaken by the State Government and the private sector, MRS Holdings Limited that the projects will create more than 300,000 direct and indirect jobs adding that these labour-intensive projects, which will contribute to job creation in the country, fit well with his Administration’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
“These projects commissioned today would not have happened without close collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Governments, and the involvement of the private sector as well.
“Indeed, our commitment to unleashing the full potential of Nigeria’s private sector should never be in doubt. Through various policies, legislation and executive orders, we have worked very hard to facilitate private enterprise in Nigeria.
“The results of this can be seen in the many thriving businesses across Lagos State, in manufacturing, oil and gas, creative industries, services, digital economy and many more, creating tens of thousands of jobs and economic opportunities for Nigerians.
“I have no doubt whatsoever that posterity will be kind to us on account of these landmark projects and successes,” he said.