The Federal Government on Monday said it would unveil a centenary project to celebrate the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates. Speaking in Lagos, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, said the Nigerian Centenary Project was conceived to be an event to hold in Abuja, all state capitals, some historic towns and cities as well as other cities around the world.
On January 1, 1914, the protectorates were amalgamated into one country – establishing modern day Nigeria. He said, “The Centenary Project is conceived as a private sector-driven initiative anchored on three pillars-enduring legacy project, commemorative events and history and heritage programme.
“The projects are a number of specially selected, needs-driven, socially impacting projects and events to be established in local communities in each state by the private sector. “Examples of such projects include school laboratories, medical diagnostics centres, crime laboratories, community recreational parks, motor parks, road shelters and ICT centres.”