CENTENARY CITY | Abdusalami Led Board to Meet Buhari Today


The governing board of the Centenary City Plc headed by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) will meet President Muhammadu Buhari Friday over the controversy trailing the Centenary City project.

The Permanent Secretary (General Services) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Bukar, disclosed this to State House correspondents Thursday night after briefing Buhari on the activities of the SGF Office.

The permanent secretary said the board would be at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja 12.00 noon today to brief Buhari on the centenary city project.

“Mr President has granted an audience to the governing board and the management of the Centenary City tomorrow (Friday) at 12.00 noon. The board is led by Gen Abdusalami Abubakar who is the chairman of the governing board of Centenary City PLC. And I know that they applied to come and see the president and he graciously accepted to listen to them. And there, I hope those involved in the management of the city will be able to give you information or full facts on the city”, he said.

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He, however, noted that he said that no government fund went into the project which was embarked upon by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Bukar said Buhari expressed displeasure about stories he had been hearing about the civil service and warned all public servants to sit up.

“The president left no one in doubt as to his total displeasure about stories he has been hearing about the civil service. He has given a very strong warning that change has come and every public servant must sit up, be he or she a civil or public servant, a senior officer or low level office. So, in that regard, I think we’re poised towards meeting up with the expectations of Mr President as directed”, he said.

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