Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Sunday said that no fewer than 25,000 people would be working at the National Arts Theatre upon completion.
Emefiele made the disclosure at the contract award signing ceremony for the restoration and refurbishment of the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, on Sunday in Lagos. The first phase of the project, which would have four hubs for music, fashion, information technology and movies, would be ready in 15 months.
Emefiele said: “Massive job creation in this upsurge of creative entrepreneurship starts now. We anticipate that there would be at least 10,000 direct and indirect jobs created during the construction of the Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre.
“We also project that over 25,000 people would be engaged in different sections of the centre when the signature cluster is completed, with anticipated multiplier effect of other job opportunities.”