The Alake of Egba Land, Oba Adedodutun Gbadebo, has called on the indigenes and non-indigenes of Egba land to support the 400 million naria construction project for the proposed Egba City Hall.
The Hall, which would be located at Kemta, is proposed to sit a capacity of 3500 people, as well as provide accommodation to travellers and visitors.
The Alake, who made this known at a press conference organised to celebrate the 34th Lisabi festival, noted that every necessary document, as well as agreement, have been secured to start construction on the 7 hectares of land.
Meanwhile, Oba Gbadebo pointed out that as part of the effort to commemorate the 2020 Lisabi festival, a start-up foundation work to launch the construction would be done on the 22nd February 2020.
Referencing the Ancient Centenary Hall which was built in 1830, the Alake mentioned that the initiative was conceived by the Joint Action Committee, an association of all Egba Clubs, to serve as a landmark for the coming generations.
The proposed Egba City Hall would also have a Standard Library, Restaurant, Hotel, and Administrative Block.
In anticipation for the quick construction of the building, the Alake called for the support of all including Egbas in diaspora to make contributions for the successful completion of the project.