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Lagos State to establish aviation unit to improve sector oversight


The Lagos State Government says it plans to establish a dedicated Aviation Unit within the state Ministry of Transportation to enhance its aviation sector.

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

This can be seen in Section 4.11, which says, “Air Transport of the policy, this is necessary as Lagos State is the primary aviation hub in West Africa and one of the key hubs in Africa, ensuring that all stakeholders’ expectations in the aviation sector in Lagos are met.

“There shall be established within the MOT an Aviation Unit.

“This is in response to the increasing involvement of the State in the aviation sector,” a portion of the policy read.

The policy also adds that the unit will focus on implementing aviation-related policies, developing capacity for better collaboration with the federal government and private sector, and monitoring the impact of aviation activities on Lagos State’s economic, social, and environmental development.

The Transport Policy notes that the Aviation Unit will be established within the next two years.

Regarding the proposed international Lekki Airport, the Policy, specifically in Section 4.11 notes that the Lagos State Government will partner with the private sector to achieve the goal of building the airport facility.

Consequently, the Lagos State Government will in 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.



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