President Goodluck Jonathan has informed that the planned Centenary City to be built in the country, as part of the celebrations of the 100 anniversary of the amalgamation of the country, will be such that there will be no power outage, among other benefits.
The president made this statement on Thursday night at an investors dinner he organised to seek for the support of top CEOs of companies in the country as part of activities lined up for the country’s centenary celebrations.
According to him, “Nigeria, with our size and population, with the size of our economy, we should have a city where somebody will not need to carry a cylinder to go and look for gas; where somebody will not generate his or her own power; where somebody should not sink a bore-hole to get water; where somebody should not need a maiguard (security man)…”
The President stated that his administration has faith in the private sector and that the centenary city which will emerge as one of the best cities in the world will be a national asset where Nigerians will invest in for posterity, assuring them of transparency at all times. The new city which will be located near Abuja will have modern features including a conference centre that will be the first of its kind in Africa that can host all global events within Nigeria.