Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike said on Monday that the ministry will deliver the Millennium Tower Abuja project in the next two years.
Wike stated this in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with contractors handling different projects in the FCT.
The Millennium Tower at Central Area, Abuja, is a multifunctional edifice with facilities for cultural exposition, tourism, socialisation, recreation, hospitality, and commercial activities.
The project is being handled by Salini Construction Nigeria Limited but was abandoned due to lack of funds.
He said that the tower was a very important project that would change the landscape of Abuja city.
“It is a very very ambitious project, but again if we are talking of Abuja being one of the best cities in the world, then we must have such a facility.
“I can tell you it is not easy to go into that project, but we have decided that whatever it takes, it is going to be one of the legacy projects for President Bola Tinubu.
“In fact, we are looking at the next two years, if the way we are going to structure our payment is agreeable with the contractor,” Mr Wike said.
The project, conceived in 2005 had reached 40 percent completion and is expected to, upon completion, self-finance itself from revenues generated from all the commercial activities in the complex.
The scope of the project comprises a cultural centre with four museums, and an expansive arcade consisting of 40,000m2 platform for hosting national and other events.
It also consists of a five-star hotel with 55 luxury rooms and nine suites for about 130 persons, offices, passive and active recreational facilities, 1200 capacity auditorium, conference rooms,
Others are exhibition halls, shops, a sports centre with an indoor pool, gyms, fitness, squash courts, and a two-level 1,200 capacity basement car park.
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The Millennium Tower itself is a 170-meter-tall structure accommodating a revolving panoramic restaurant for more than 130 diners.
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