By Francis Akinnodi
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the Lekki deep seaport would bring more tonnage, and revenue to the port and the country.
Minister of Transportation, Alhaji Mu’azu Sambo who disclosed this, said the Lekki deep-sea port project would create 112,000 jobs to Nigerians when completed.
According to him, the port, which is a deep seaport would bring more tonnage, and revenue to the port and the country.
He further said that the importance of the project would impact positively on the nation’s economy.
“The Lekki deep-sea port project is a major infrastructural intervention in the maritime sector of the country “
“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 would be in the first few years and as time goes on and as activities expand, the number of the 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.