MV Great Lagos will Develop Maritime Sector, says Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said the arrival of “MV Great Lagos” , a ship owned by Grilmaldi Group marks a new chapter in the maritime history of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.

While representing the Governor, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hazmat made this known at the maiden voyage of the ship at PTML Terminal, Tincan Island Port , Apapa Lagos.

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According to him, the vessel is a great contribution to the development of maritime engineering and also strengthens the bond between Grimaldi Group and Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu however, recognized the unwavering effort of the Grimaldi Group in contributing to the development of Nigeria economy and Africa as a whole through their subsidiary, PTML Terminal.

He pointed that the vessel is not just a means of transportation but an instrument of innovation in the maritime industry.

He revealed that other seaports under construction in Lagos will also boost the economy of the state.

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“This vessel, owned by the Grimaldi Group, represents more than a remarkable feat of maritime engineering; it signifies the deep and enduring ties between the Grimaldi Group and Lagos State”.

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“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Grimaldi Group for their unwavering commitment to our state. The arrival of the “Great Lagos” is a testament to your confidence in our economy and the potential of our people. Your investment, particularly through your subsidiary, the PTML terminal, has been nothing short of transformative. Your contribution reinforces our position as a pivotal economic hub and a gateway to the African continent”.

“This vessel is not just a means of marine transportation, it is a physical embodiment of our shared vision for a prosperous, connected Lagos that plays a central role in the global maritime industry. It is a symbol of our collective efforts to foster an environment where innovation thrives, and opportunities abound”.

” We are committed, as part of the strategy to actualise the agenda of making Lagos a 21st century economy, providing the enabling environment and the infrastructure support to maximise the economic potentials in the maritime space. The capacity of the Badagry deep seaport under construction combined with that of the Lekki deep seaport which is already in operation will boost the status of Lagos State as hub for maritime business in Africa” .

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” As we look towards the horizon, let us recommit ourselves to this journey of growth and development. Together, with partners like the Grimaldi Group and PTML, we will continue to harness the vast potential of our maritime sector, drive economic growth, and improve the lives of our people” he said.

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