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Arguably, Nigeria’s most symbolic edifice in honour of its independence from British rule in 1960, the Independence House, remains virtually an unknown historic testimonial. Fifty years on, Nigerians, possibly in their millions, do not know that this building at 25 storeys high, and 300-feet from the ground is one of the tallest buildings in the country.
The Independence House symbolises the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising of the Nigerian Flag. It is like a breakaway from the colonial era. It is a legacy for generations of Nigerians yet unborn to be able to reflect back on the development of their country. It symbolises our independence” Mr Emah says.
A change of the building’s fortunes is being promised by the Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The board’s managing director, Aisha Bakari, exclusively told NEXT the federal government has approved the Independence House to be renovated and turned into a World Trade and International Business Centre (WTIBC), adding “the next 50 years at the conception of the World Trade Centre will be a new beginning.” #photography
Write-up From: amonument.wordpress.com at Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos