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LASG, NPA appoint board members for Lekki Port


In their capacity as shareholders in the development of Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos State Government (LASG) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), have appointed representatives to the board of directors of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE), the special purpose vehicle for the project.
Lagos State Government appointed Mr. Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye and Mr. Olabode Kacheef Oyedele while the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman will represent NPA on the board of directors.

Mr. Adesoye, who will serve as Chairman of the board of directors of LPLE, is a chartered accountant and proven administrator of international repute with over 28 years of experience in the private sector in the oil and gas Industry. Adesoye, who is the current Chairman of the board of directors of NPA, also serves as a director of other boards, including the Lagos State University College of Medicine.

Mr. Oyedele, the second appointee for LASG is a thoroughbred professional with a sound track record in both the public and private sectors. He rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary of the Lagos Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives, and he has been running a very successful private business since his stint with government at the federal level.


Prior to her appointment as the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman who is an activist and seasoned public servant, served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of LPLE at which the appointments were approved by the shareholders, the Acting Board Chairman, Chief Joseph Sanusi, an independent director appointed by Lekki Port Investment Holdings Inc (former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria), commended the efforts and roles of successive administrations in Lagos State towards the actualization of the Lekki Port Project.

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