Chinese Airport Firm hosts Sanwo-Olu, promises to deliver Lekki Int’l Airport
Governor Sanwo-Olu was recently hosted by the management team of the China Airport Construction Company (CACC) at its headquarters in Beijing, China.
Speaking during a meeting with the management of the China Airport Construction Company (CACC), Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagos is desirous of building an airport as soon as possible.
He said: “We have a plan in Lagos to build our airport. We plan to see if we can identify partners; real partners who understand our market, seek the potential of our market, and appreciate that it is a market that has the potential to grow and take the lead.
“We are the most active and financially capable state in the country (Nigeria). So, it is something that we can develop further. A few other airports have also approached us. We haven’t made any final decision yet. We are hoping that we will be able to do that in the next couple of months so that we can push things forward.”
In its presentation, the China Airport Construction Company (CACC), expressed willingness to partner with the Lagos State Government to realise Governor Sanwo-Olu’s vision of constructing a brand-new airport in the Lekki area of the State.
The Managing Director of CACC, Kui Yu said the company has been following the development trajectory of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole, noting that the country is rated highly in Africa, socially and economically.
He said China Airport Construction Company has the necessary wherewithal to help Lagos State achieve its desired goal.