The special monument is called the Mausoleum, erected where Nigeria’s first president, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was buried in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The building of the monument started 21 years ago in 1997, but the federal government announced that it has completed it on Monday, December 10.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that Mr Babatunde Fashola, who is the Minister of Works, Power and Housing made the disclosure when he inspected the project at Onitsha, the country home of Azikiwe.

Fashola, who came in company of Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Productivity described the completion of the project as a`promise kept’.

“During the build up to 2015 general elections, President Muhammad Buhari made commitment that he would complete Azikiwe’s mausoleum, today Mr President has kept his words and we are happy,” he said.

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Fashola said though equipment of the monument was yet to be accomplished, the federal government would before long do the furnishing.

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Ngige, who also spoke, described the completion of the Mausoleum as sign of `Mr President’s open and fair leadership style’.

“As a Southeast son, I am happy that this project for the memory of our late father and son was finally completed, it is a big honour done to our people by Mr President,” he said.

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