This information was disclosed by the Director General (DG) for the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, who also said that the centre will attract investments and boost Nigeria’s economy when completed.
He said that the land, valued at N9.8million, which belongs to the Arts and Craft Village is the biggest in Abuja Central Business District.
He stated that the land is now free from land grabbers and saboteurs, which have been the challenges that confronted the council on the land.
“We have the land to build the biggest events centre in Africa in that place. The centre will compete with the bset in the world,” he said.
Runsewe expressed dissatisfaction at the way the country handled the grant provided by the Chinese Government.
“Before I became director-general, the Chinese Government had given Nigeria a grant running into millions of dollars, and the money was kept in the Central Bank of Nigeria for nine years.
“Nothing was done with the money, and they collected back their money and gave it to another West African country.
” I felt like crying but it is not bad all together. When we start the market, we can build Africa’s biggest events centre on the land.”