President Muhammadu Buhari carried out a virtual inauguration of NCDMB Towers, the tallest building in Bayelsa State.
To clarify, the edifice is the new headquarters of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board located in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Speaking from the State House Abuja, President Buhari pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country.
He also placed focus on finishing projects executed by local contractors and developing technology that would create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
President Buhari expressed his delight that thousands of direct and indirect jobs were created during the execution of the project in addition to many other business opportunities.
However, here are five quick facts about the NCDMB Towers you probably didn’t know.
1. The NCDMB Towers is a 17-storey building – the highest edifice – in Bayelsa State.
2. Located in the Swali area of the State, it has a 1000-seater conference hall.
3. The building also comes with its own 10 Megawatt gas-fired power plant.
4. In addition, the power plant will provide uninterrupted electricity to the NCDMB Towers, the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park at Emeyal 1 area of Bayelsa and other select structures in the state.
5. It took an indigenous engineering company, Megastar Technical & Construction, five years to construct the building. Work began on the site in 2015.