BREAKING: World Trade Centre Abuja on Fire

The latest report from Abuja says that a section of the World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is on fire.

The World Trade Centre is a complex of eight buildings under construction in the Central Business District of Abuja, FCT in Nigeria. There are seven skyscrapers planned for the site, two of which have already been topped out, with the others either under construction or at various stages of development.

At 110 m (361 ft), the 24-floor WTC Tower 1, which topped out in 2015 is the tallest residential building in Nigeria, while WTC Tower 2 is the tallest building in Abuja, standing at 120 m (394 ft). Initially scheduled to be opened in 2013, the World Trade Centre Abuja is now scheduled to open in 2016.

The complex is being funded by private financial institutions, as well as private investors, costing about ₦200 billion. It is being developed by First Intercontinental Properties Limited, a subsidiary of The Churchgate Group, a Nigerian real estate company, and the project was designed by Woods Bagot, WSP Consulting is the structural consultant, whilst Abuja Investments Company is also a partner. The WTC Abuja, when completed, will be the largest mixed-use development on the West African subcontinent.

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