When completed in a few years’ time from now, the new Abuja National Square, a component of the Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower project located in the Central Area, Abuja, would dislodge the Eagle Square as the preferred venue for hosting national events, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, has disclosed.
The minister, whose tenure is marked by ambitious projects, told newsmen at the weekend during an inspection tour of the project that the 40,000 square-metre platform is meant to host national and other symbolic events.
Tucked in between the National Mosque and the National Ecumenical Centre, the project forms the roof of a multi-level basement car park built to accommodate 1,200 cars.
According to Mohammed, the Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower project, which is made up of four major components, was conceived as a multi-functional edifice with facilities for cultural exposition, tourism, socialisation, recreation, hospitality and commercial activities.
He listed the four other components of the project as the Cultural Centre, National Square and Underground Car Park, the Millennium Tower with a revolving Restaurant, and Belvedere (A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a fine or scenic view) as well as a Commercial Tunnel.