The federal government has said the Lekki Deep Seaport project would create 112,000 jobs for Nigerians upon completion.

Transport Minister Mu’azu Sambo said this on Sunday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, while addressing journalists.

Sambo said the port, which is the second in Nigeria after the Onne Deep-Sea port, would bring more tonnage and revenue to the port and the country.

He went on to say that the project would have a positive impact on the country’s economy.

The minister said: “The Lekki Deep Sea Port project is the second after Onne Deep Sea Port in Nigeria. It is important because the largest ships in the world can dock in the port. That means more tonnage, more cargo, more income for the port and for the country, more economic activities; and above all more jobs like I said. More than 112,000 both direct and indirect jobs will be created as a result of the establishment of the Lekki Deep Sea Port.

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“This will be the first few years and as time goes by and the business expands, the number of jobs will actually increase and that’s what’s good for us. Because the more jobs we have, the more we are able to put food on the table for many Nigerians.”

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