The Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Trade, Brigadier Shua inspected the site of next year's International trade Fair on friday (15 August) following reports that the site would not be completed anywhere near schedule.
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Background: The Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Trade, Brigadier Shua inspected the site of next year's International trade Fair on friday (15 August) following reports that the site would not be completed anywhere near schedule.
The Trade Fair is proposed for November 1976, but Brigadier Shua hinted that it may have to be postponed.
Construction of the site, which is on the outskirts of Lagos, began in August 1974.
During his visit Brigadier Shua said he was not disappointed, "as such", with the progress made so far.
However, he urged the contractors "to work faster from now on."
The project's chief resident architect, Mr. L.D. Kataria, admitted to newsmen that work on the site was two months behind schedule, and over budget.
He assured that tighter financial control would be maintained.
SYNOPSIS: The Lagos site of next year's Nigerian International Trade Fair. Nigeria's Commissioner for Trade, Brigadier Shua made an inspection tour of the site on Friday, following reports that construction work was falling well behind schedule.
The trade fair is proposed for November nineteen-seventy-six, but Brigadier Shua hinted that it may have to be postponed.
The project has numerous attractions which include a lako, a giant trade fair tower - "The Symbol of Unity" - and colourful architectural apartments including a "Hall of Nations." However, the chief resident architect, Mr. L.D. Kataria admitted to newsmen that construction, which began in August last year, was already two months behind schedule....and considerably over budget. He assured the official party that tighter financial controls would be unforced.
Brigadier Shua told newsmen he was not disappointed "as such" with the progress so far, but later urged the contractors to work faster from now on.