Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday commissioned the new 12- megawatt Independent Power Plant (IPP) to supply uninterrupted power to the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) in Lekki area of Lagos state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Fashola said the power plant was another milestone achievement of his administration to demonstrate its commitment to the business zone.
He lauded the stakeholders and investors for partnering the state government in the realisation of the free trade zone since 2006 when the journey started.
The governor said, “Today, we have lived the dream; block by block, the zone has emerged. This zone will outlive all of us because it will be here in another 200 years. So, it must grow gradually and at its own pace. Today, we have achieved another milestone.
“All this place was thick forest in 2007 without roads. We built roads and today, it is having electricity. It is only a modest journey and all the community will benefit.”
He urged the community to continue to support the trade zone, adding the power plant would also supply power to all houses in the area.
According to him, despite language differences among the people, business and development speak one language, which is that of prosperity for us all.
Fashola who also commissioned the Candel Agrochemical Manufacturing Plant in the zone pointed out that the path to prosperity in the Nigeria is in economic three words, that is, “Made in Nigeria.”