Located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Centenary City is a smart city project developed with the aim to create a competitive urban settlement on the same level of Dubai, Monaco or Singapore, and also to serve as a political and economic tool for securing foreign investment.
The city occupies an area of 1,260 hectares of virgin land located approximately five kilometers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria’s second-largest airport and one of the busiest airports in the African continent.
It will have a mixed-use urban center, a central business district, a financial center, a museum, and a cultural center to promote African and global arts, as well as world-class hotels, Grade A offices, residential districts, an 18-hole golf course, polo, and country club, an international convention center, sports and leisure facilities, a safari Park, educational institutions, healthcare, and community amenities.
The Centenary City project broke grounds on 19 June 2014 with an anticipated timeline of 10 to 15 years to complete. It however went underground for a period of approximately three years due to administrative and land acquisition setbacks. Work resumed in 2018 with the first Co-development Project of Centenary City dubbed “The GROVE”.