The Board of the Centenary City PLC, led by the Chairman, General (Rtd). A. A. Abubakar, GCFR, and representing twenty-two private sector investors paid a courtesy call to His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR to reiterate their readiness to actualize the Centenary City project - one of the legacy projects promised the nation during the Flag Off ceremony of the Centenary Celebration on the 4th of February, 2013.

Prominent among the board members is His Excellency Mohammed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of EMAAR Group based in Dubai, UAE. Other members of the Board that came for the visit included Prof. Ben U. C. Aghazu representing IBETO Group; Mr. Monabe Mitee representing One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited; Dr. Pam Obaze representing Kandeed Construction and Engineering Limited; Mr. Olatunde Ayeni representing Olutoye Estate Development Limited; Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, CON representing Atlantic Golf International Limited; Mr. Ugochukwu Nkwocha representing Mulak Ventures Limited; Mr. Marks George representing Julius Berger Investment Limited; Engr. Hani T. Saliba representing NAEL and Bin Harmal Hydroexport (UAE); Dr. Musa A. Musa representing the FCDA; Mr. Emmanuel Uchola representing Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; and Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. representing Globacom.

The Centenary City is expected to signpost the Nigeria of the future, leveraging world class urban development as a tool for securing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and signalling a new economic awakening across the entire country. By the end of its 10-year development Lifecycle, this revolutionary and expansive urbanization project is expected to create over 55,000 well-paying jobs, attract over half a million visitors daily and accommodate a residential population of about 150,000 people. The Centenary City is envisioned as a business, leisure and tourism destination, driven by the Private Sector. The structure of the City is inspired by other Model cities across the globe that are insulated from the vicissitudes of policies and broken infrastructure that characterize the poorly run cities around them.

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