Lagos State government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Friday that it will commence the building of an airport in the Lekki area of the state next year.
Quoting the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Private Partnerships, Ope George, Sanwo-Olu’s aide on New Media, Jubril Gawat, said the project will be done on 3,500 hectares of land in the area.
According to him, designs are already in place and studies are ongoing to commence the master plan project.
The statement shared on Gawat’s Twitter page reads: “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government has sought and obtained approval from the Federal Government for the construction of the new airport in Lagos.
“The Project is expected to take off in the year 2023, it will be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land, master plan & aeronautical designs are in place; while studies are ongoing about strategies, funding & other issues, after which the project will be taken to the market place.
“The Special Adviser also stated that 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.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday revealed that oil subsidies will be discontinued in 2023.
The President stated this while delivering his speech on the presentation of the 2023 budget proposal before a joint session of the national assembly on Friday.
Tagged “Budget of fiscal sustainability and transition”, the 2023 budget size was 19.76 trillion. Meanwhile, President Buhari-led’s government has budgeted the sum of N470 billion to address one of the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Federal Government in the 2023 budget which was presented to the National Assembly on Friday budgeted N470 billion for university revitalisation.
ASUU, which has been on strike since the 14th of February, requested funding for the revitalisation of public universities
President Buhari, while presenting the N20.15 trillion budget on Friday, appealed to lecturers in universities to show a better appreciation of the country’s current economic situation and return to the classroom.
He further stated that universities must seek a means of generating funds to run their structure, rather than depend totally on the government budget.
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