President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday disclosed that the Centenary City is a catalyst for Nigerians in the country’s march to progress and aspirations. The president spoke at the groundbreaking and unveiling ceremony of the city.
According to him, the city was a green city concept, and presidential archives to house the history of the country’s development.
He disclosed that the building would accommodate up to 50 floors. The city, according to Jonathan, would be a unique and innovative global standard in real estate creativity, stressing that it marked the coming of age of the participation of the private sector
He noted that part of the concept of the Centenary was to make Nigerians appreciate the journey of 100 years as a nation.
In his own address, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, said the FCT administration had provided the enabling environment for the successful completion of the project.
He said the city would be complete and hitch-free.
In his remarks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, said the Centenary city would be a city which would create jobs and attract foreign investment.
According to him, the development of the city would be funded by the private sector.
The SGF noted that the city would attract 500,000 visitors daily, adding that it would be one of the biggest city in the world with a free trade zone.