Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the construction of a new Airport for Lagos will start in 2023.

He told Daily Post:

“The project is expected to take off in the year 2023, it will be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land, master plan and aeronautical designs are in place; while studies are ongoing about strategies, funding and other issues, after which the project will be taken to the marketplace. The airport, which is expected to cater to a minimum of five million people yearly, will be constructed in partnership with local and foreign investors.”

Gov. Jide Sanwo-Olu-led government has sought and obtained approval from the federal government for the construction of the new airport in Lagos, he said.

He further added that the federal government have approved the construction of the new airport and work is underway for strategies, funding and other issues related to the project, with the master plan and aeronautical designs.

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