The demolition of the old secretariat at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital was completed on Friday in order to make way for the new Abeokuta City Centre project, the Lead Urban Designer and Project Director of Abeokuta City Centre – Mohammed Affez – has said.
Mr. Affez, who was speaking with journalists in the state capital, said the master plan of the project was being finalised and would include a 60-storey skyscraper intended to be the tallest in Africa.
He said the project would be handled and financed by Urbanisima Ltd., a Malaysian company.
“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.”
The demolition is being carried out by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC).
The state’s Technical Committee on the project recently visited Malaysia for a week-long training on the design of its master plan.
The project was initiated in 2009 by former Governor Gbenga Daniel administration when he relocated Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the new Secretariat at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta.