Nigeria bets on Chinese-funded port to drive economic growth


              Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, center, arrived to Commission the Lekki deep seaport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              Officers and a worker stand guards at the Lekki deep seaport prior to its commission by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, Left, arrived to Commission the Lekki deep seaport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              A helicopter lands at the Lekki deep seaport prior to its commission by Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              A Shipping container is seen at the Lekki deep seaport before it was commission by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              A Shipping container is seen at the Lekki deep seaport before it was commission by Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, center, prepare to cut the ribbon to Commission the Lekki deep seaport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              A Naval officer stand guards as a shipping containers is seen at the Lekki deep seaport prior to its commission by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned a Chinese-built and -funded $1.5 billion deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos with authorities optimistic the project would help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria bets on Chinese-funded port to drive economic growth