Construction of the proposed Ogun State City Centre has kicked off in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The project will accommodate the shopping mall of Africa’s largest goods retailer, Shoprite, a twelve-storey banking facility, hotel, amphitheatre theatre and service apartment.
Speaking when he visited the site yesterday, the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, said the project will be private sector-driven, adding however that, the state government would construct the amphitheatre theatre.
He disclosed that two banks, Guarantee Trust Bank and First Bank Plc, are already constructing their corporate buildings, which includes a twelve-storey building, from where banking activities in West Africa will be controlled.
The centre, he added, will also harbour the Central station for the Federal Government rail project, assuring that it will be completed in 24 months.Commissioner for Housing, Arc. Segun Abiodun, said the project is one of the many, expected to attract investors to do business and reside in the state, while the Promoter of Shoprite Supermarket, Mr. Tayo Amusan, said, when completed, it will be the second largest of such.