Buhari Endorses $18.5b Centenary City Project
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the $18.5 billion Centenary City Project flagged off by former President Goodluck Jonathan last year. He noted that skills, expertise and vast experience that will be brought into Nigeria to build the Centenary City on the Dubai model, will also be of immense benefit to the country’s overall development.
The project which is 100 percent private sector driven has generated a lot of controversy in recent times and has of late been turned into a subject of litigation between the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, who spearheaded the initiative, and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Cairo Ojuogboh.
Buhari had summoned the Governing Board of the Project, chaired by the former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and his members to offer explanations on the project.