The construction of the proposed City Centre has begun in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The project when completed, will accommodate Africa’s largest shopping mall Shoprite, imcluding a 12-storey banking facility, a hotel, an amphitheatre and service apartments.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun spoke yesterday when he visited the site.
He said although the project would be private sector-driven, the state government would build the amphitheatre.
He added that two banks – Guarantee Trust Bank and First Bank Plc had already commenced the construction of their 12-storey corporate buildings, from where banking activities in West Africa will be controlled.
The centre, Amosun said, will also house the central station for Federal Government’s rail project.
The governor assured the residents of the state that the project would be completed in 24 months.
Ogun State Commissioner for Housing Segun Abiodun said the project which is located at the now demolished Ibara ssecretariat premises at Oke-Ilewo, is among many, which would attract investors to do business and reside in the state.
Shoprite Supermarket promoter, Tayo Amusan said when completed, the project would be the second largest of it’s type in the country.
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