Chinese firm to build US$32 million civic centre in Nigeria

freeThe centre, when completed, will house a museum, mall, event centre, amphitheatre and state-of-the-art library. (Image source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)China-based architectural firm, Tianjin Yuyang Construction Company, will build a US$32mn civic centre and museum in Nigeria's Ekiti State

Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi said during the project foundation ceremony that the Chinese construction firm had promised to complete the construction within an 18-month timescale.

“The centre, when completed, will have a museum, mall, event centre, amphitheatre and state-of-the-art library. It is expected to attract international and global attention, which should ignite socio-economic activities in the state. It will serve other purposes like employment and income generation for the users,” Fayemi said.

The governor added that the civic centre and museum was expected to create more than 800 job opportunities in the state.

“The company has undertaken extensive work in Tianjin and around China and its diligence, hard work and eagerness is praise-worthy,” the governor added.

The governor said that the civic centre would affect the lives of the people positively with jobs and soci-cultural exposure.

The manager of foreign branches for the Chinese firm, Hu Fang, said having experiece in handling similar projects in the past, Tianjin Yuyang will once again be able to prove its mettle.

“For the people of Ekiti State, this is a big project and we shall do our best to ensure that the confidence they have reposed in us is not regretted. Within 18 months, we shall complete the project,” he added.

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