Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele has revealed that about 25,000 people would work at the National Arts Theatre upon completion.
Emefiele disclosed this at the contract award signing ceremony to restore and refurbish the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu.
According to Emefiele, the first phase of the project, which would have four hubs for music, fashion, information technology and movies, would be ready in 15 months.
He noted that the CBN anticipate that there would be at least 10,000 direct and indirect jobs created during the National Theatre construction.
Emefiele added that the first phase of the project would gulp about N21.3 billion.
Meanwhile, the CBN Governor said the Bankers’ Committee would provide funding for a prototype cluster located to the north of the National Arts Theatre.
He stressed that the aim is to deliver a booming Creative and Entertainment city that will encourage additional investment into Nigeria’s creative industry.
However, the CBN Boss described the complex as one of Nigeria’s most iconic buildings, adding that it has continued to inspire creativity among Nigerians, the youths in particular.