Ogun Demolishes Secretariat, Plans To Build Africa’s Tallest Building

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The Ogun State Government on Friday demolished its old Secretariat at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta, the capital.

Speaking to newsmen in Abeokuta, Mr Mohammed Affez, Lead Urban Designer and Project Director of Abeokuta City Centre, said it was demolished to give way for new Abeokuta City Centre project.

According to Affez, the master plan of the project was being finalised and would include a 60-storey skyscraper hoped to be the tallest in Africa

He said the project would be handled and financed by Urbanisima Ltd., a Malaysian company. Members of the state’s Technical Committee on the project recently visited Malaysia for a week-long training on the design of its master plan.

“There would be adjoining structures which would redefine the landscape of the capital city.

“Others are shopping mall, recreation centre, signature tower, office complex, hotels and world class convention centre,” Affez said.

The demolition is being carried out by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC).

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