The Lagos State Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development was created from the defunct Lagos State Waterfront and Tourism Corporation at the inception of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) Administration in June 2007. Two separate ministries which include the Ministry of Waterfront and Infrastructure Development and the Ministry of Tourism Intergovernmental Relations were carved out of the defunct corporation. The Creation of the ministry was necessitated by the administration resolve to ensure that the development of shorelines and Waterfront schemes are not limited only to Lagos Island.
The present administration remains committed to the provisions of quality infrastructure for the development of the coastlines that spreads across all the divisions of the state. Provisions of these facilities will not only help to curtail ocean surge and illegal activities along the Lagos waterfront, it will also help to protect the environment and develop the state to a tourist haven to attract international tourist and observers.
The current commissioner for the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development is Mr. Adebowale Akinsanya.
FW Dredging Limited is one of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous dredging companies. FW Dredging has been involved in some of the largest and most complex dredging projects in Nigeria. The company was involved in the massive reclamation of land for the construction of Yenagoa the capital city of Bayelsa State in the oil rich Niger-Delta region.
The company was also major contractor for the complex dredging works required to create the largest man-made lakes at Lakowe Golf Estate and also the lake at Adiva Estate, Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria. FW Dredging Limited has become the leading Nigerian brand in deep swamp engineering; specializing in the dredging for lakes, sweeping of channels and waterways; reclamation and sand filling for construction and shoreline protection. Information about the parties involved in the project is available on request form OIDC.
FW Dredging being is the contractor for the dredging of the Orange Island access road.