SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 16 -The administration of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) has announced that it would close down the Unity Fountain in Abuja for 60-90 days to carry out an upgrade on the iconic event facility.
This was revealed in a statement released by the FCT on Tuesday evening.
Below is the full draft of the statement from the FCT administration:
The FCT Administration in its resolve to provide adequate and modern recreational facilities within the Federal Capital City (FCC) has viewed with concern the state of several parks and gardens including the “Unity Fountain” along Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama.
It is against this background and the symbolic nature of the “Unity Fountain” as a location symbolizing the oneness of the Nigerian people, that the FCT Administration has deemed it expedient to upgrade this facility.
As a result, the “Unity Fountain will be closed for this upgrade for between 60-90 days to allow for construction work which will include the provision of a car park, landscaping and perimeter fencing.
The FCT Administration therefore solicits the support and cooperation of members of the public in this regard with the assurance that the “Unity Fountain” will be opened to the general public on completion of this upgrade.