The Ogun State Government, western Nigeria, on Friday demolished its old Secretariat at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta, the capital.
Mr Mohammed Affez, Lead Urban Designer and Project Director of Abeokuta City Centre told newsmen in Abeokuta that it was demolished to give way for new Abeokuta City Centre project.
Affez said the master plan of the project was being finalised and would include 60-storey skyscraper hoped to be the tallest in Africa.
He said the project would be handled and financed by Urbanisima Ltd., a Malaysian company.
“There would be adjoining structures which would redefine the landscape of the capital city.
“Others are shopping mall, recreation centre, signature tower, office complex, hotels and world class convention centre.”
The demolition is being carried out by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC).
Recently,members of the state’s Technical Committee on the project visited Malaysia for a week-long training on the design of its master plan.