The Minister of Transportation Alhaji Muazu Sambo, has said that the Lekki deep-sea port project would create 112,000 jobs to Nigerians upon its completion.
Sambo gave the declaration on Sunday in Jalingo the headquarters of Taraba state while speaking with newsmen.
The Minister said the port, which is the Premier Deep-Sea Port in Nigeria would bring more tonnage, and revenue to the port and the country.
He further said the importance of the project would impact positively on the nation’s economy.
The Minister said the Lekki port project is the first of it’s kind to be in operation in Nigeria.
“It is significant because the largest ships in the world can berth at the Port.
“That means, more tonnage, more cargo, more revenue for the port and for the country, more economic activities.
“And above all more jobs like I said, over 112, 000 both direct and indirect jobs will be created as a result of the creation of the Lekki deep-sea port.
“This will be in the first few years and as time goes on and as activities expand, the number of jobs will even multiply and that is what is good for us.
“For as more jobs we have, the more our ability to put food on the table of many Nigerians,’ Sambo said.