Daily Trust (Abuja)

19 October 2007

Nigeria: Abuja 'Wonder Towers' Unveiled

The federal government yesterday flagged off construction work on the 'Wonder of Abuja Towers'.The towers being constructed by SCC Towers comprises three units of 10-storey buildings of mixed land use of residential and commercial purposes in Garki, Area 11.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Aliyu Moddibo Umar, said while flagging off the construction work that: "The Towers, when completed, would really be something wonderful to behold."

The ultimate cost of the building was not announced.

Umar said the proposed towers are part of the accelerated development programme, an initiative of the Public-Private Partnership unit of the federal capital territory

Umar said all efforts to complete the job within the stated period of 18 months are on.

He assured that the towers, when completed, will be "a master-piece of architectural excellence; a delightful addition to dot the already brimming Abuja skyline and a brilliant touch of effective space utilization."

According to him, with the towers, the dream has come true for the FCT administration as it was in line with the capital objectives of government to ensure that private sector operators with the federal capital territory re-invest their money in developing the city.

The minister said, "Abuja is no longer a purely Nigerian or African city.

It is now an international city. Structures like the SCC Towers we are commencing today are testimonies that Abuja is a world class city."

He said the company is dedicated to the development of Abuja because it is the fastest growing city in Africa adding, " SCC will contribute it best to make Abuja more beautiful".

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