Lagos to partner private sector on Lekki Airport

The Lagos state government has highlighted the necessity of the Lekki Airport to support the growing Lekki Peninsula area, which is experiencing substantial residential, industrial, and tourism development along the Lekki, Ibeju-Lekki, and Epe corridor.

According to a policy note which reiterated its plans to establish a dedicated Aviation Unit within the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation to enhance aviation sector oversight within the state,Lagos State Government said it will partner with the private sector to achieve the goal of building the airport facility.

Additionally, the policy suggests that international travellers from hinterland areas, such as the eastern parts of Ogun State, and Ondo and Edo States, might find it more convenient to use this new airport compared to the existing international airport in Ikeja.

The Lagos State Government will, within the next two years, promote private sector participation in the financing, construction, and operation of the airport in the Lekki Peninsula, as outlined in the policy.

Furthermore, the policy notes that within the next two to five years, the Lagos State Government plans to continue investigating the feasibility of the Lekki Airport under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

This initiative is part of the recently unveiled Lagos State Transport Policy and aims to address the state’s increasing involvement in aviation.