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Pres. Jonathan launches N2.9 Trillion Centenary City – Photos



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Yesterday Tuesday 24th June 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan unveiled the ground breaking Abuja Centenary City Project.

The project which is located at the Airport Road, is meant to commemorate the 100 years of the nation’s amalgamation. It is valued at N2.976trillion.

Present at the ceremony were dignitaries including the former head of states Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his wife Roman Desalegn, as well as the first lady of Nigeria Dame Patience Jonathan.

The project designed to cover 1,200 hectares of land, is described by GEJ as a city of hope and elegance as well as a symbol of the nation’s unity.

The city is meant to demonstrate the symbol of his administration’s determination of excellence. The project is yet to be completed, but GEJ made known that his government is determined to make it a sustainable and viable economic project.

According to Senator Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government, the city was strictly an economic project, not a housing project.

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  1. chika

    June 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

    where are the chibok gals?

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    June 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Hmmm GEJ you na go kill person N2.9 Trillion Centenary City.. Millions of Nigerians are still struggling to make $1 per day and you guys want to build N2.9 Trillion Centenary City in Abuja..

  3. s

    June 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    hmmmmmm… what we have isn’t maintained.will this one be completed in time and also maintained? and i didn’t see the duration for this project…

  4. TheresaO

    June 25, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Hmmm…this man has lost it completely! Is that what is important at this time in our country? He continues to ridicule himself and give us evidence of his cluelessness. I really marvel at the people who advice him. I just tire! BTW when will the city be completed given that his tenure will soon finish? In his second tenure….yeye dey smell!

  5. my opinion

    June 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    me i no understand this man o,am really really confused. misplaced priority. Hmmm, may God bless his effort sha. Tharis all i can say

  6. Dee

    June 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    What is the essence of that to the citizen’s lives? So much money wasted when it could have been doesn’t on more impact-full projects . This our President seems to be out of touch with the state of things in his Country and what his people want.

  7. Wale

    June 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Another white elephant project. The basics that the common man needs and needs immediately like a world class hospital,good schools and emergency response facilities etc are not built. Awon Greedy Oles!!!

  8. mark

    June 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    funny how some Nigerians always talk like illiterates..the country needs development and modern city to grow and provide job opportunity for people ppl just talk and dont it Nigeria that looks like village you ppl want to live in ..some investment wont come into the country with lack of infrastructure and modern city

    • Iris

      June 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      If the answer to Nigeria’s problem was building things we would be the most developed country in the world. As usual, the concepts of bridging the divide of inequality with public services, providing incentives for economic growth, and widening the demographic of the middle class is lost on the government and some of y’all. Which group of people will benefit from this project? Besides, he still hasn’t gone to Chibok so he shouldn’t be doing photo-ops anywhere else.

  9. @edDREAMZ

    June 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Niceone man… He really did great no doubt…..

  10. Xtsy

    June 27, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Clueless leeches, ur bad name & legacy will outlive u

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