ON SATURDAY, it will be 24 years since the seat of Government was moved from Lagos to Abuja.
Constructions for this beautifully planned city was completed in the late 1980’s and on 12 December 1991, Abuja officially became Nigeria’s capital city with the then Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) relocating the seat of power from Lagos to Abuja.
On December 12, 1991 the then Armed Forces Ruling council passed the Decree No. 51 which stated that:
“The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, shall as from the commencement of this Decree, be the Capital of the Federation and the Seat of Government Ministries, Parastatals, Agencies, Foreign and Diplomatic Missions to Nigeria”.
The formal transfer ceremony took place on 12th December 1991 at the City Gate.
Since then, The beautiful city has evolved into a serene organized environment and is known to house the most unique and powerful personalities in the country. Abuja is a home to over 3 million citizens, making it the fourth largest urban area in Nigeria and with such a controlled number of citizens, it is no wonder we have access to a stress free environment with barely any traffic challenges unlike most urban areas.
CELEBRATE ABUJA on this glorious day at the ABUJA BONFIRE NIGHT @ NOOK SECRET GARDENS – AFTER PDP SECRETARIAT, WUSE, ZONE 5, THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12.