This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Centenary Gig - FG Approves New City

A brand new city ,that will be strictly attract private sector driven, is in the offing as the nation hopes to celebrate a centenary of the country's amalgamation in 1914.

The federal government gave the approval for this Wednesday ahead of the centenary celebrations in 2014, hinting that the festival is to celebrate the country as the largest single black nation in Africa.

The federal government also approved N478 million for the construction of a standard gauge rail lines from Ajaokuta-Lokoja-Abaji-Abuja and feasibility studies for a coastal rail line from Benin-Sapele-Warri-Yenagoa-Port Harcourt-Aba-Uyo-Calabar-Obudu. The breakdown of the projects are N334 m and N144m respectively.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 This Day. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.