The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele alongside the Bankers’ Committee, reiterated their commitment to transform the National Arts Theatre with a target of creating additional 20 million jobs in the country.
Emefiele and his counterparts on the project, said this in Lagos, during an assessment tour of the facility, alongside the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sharing same interest in seeing the theatre brought back to life, Sanwo-Olu also assured Nigerians that the seemingly dead National Arts Theartre would be resuscitated and converted to an incoming-generating edifice, just as Wigwe promised that the team would raise enough private funds to push through with the project.
Emefiele said the focus of the Bankers’ Committee was to develop skills in the creative sector of the economy, which he said was bristling with talent that must be properly harnessed to grow the economy and develop the country.
Emefiele reiterated that Nigerians go out to different seminars, saying, there was a time within three months, when Nigerian businessmen were always flying to South Africa to attend seminars, because of the absence of a convention centre.