Historic buildings and constructions are an essential part of Nigeria’s cultural heritage – the project Nigeria. As symbols of the ingenuity of past generations, they hold architectural, cultural, and economic values. Thus, preserving them is the responsibility of our society, to pass them on to future generations.
As a country made up of people from various cultures, the diversity of Nigeria is evident in the buildings and monuments erected to represent our history over time.
With the continued growth of Nigeria’s construction industry and its contributions to the country’s rich culture, in years to come, buildings that are being erected today will form a part of our history.
As Nigeria marks her 62nd year as an Independent country, many of the stories that make this nation peculiar are tied to the buildings and builders of its past.
To celebrate these stories and bring them to the fore in the minds of Nigerians, over the next 30 days, we at Dutum Construction will bring you stories about the structures and the people who keep the country standing.
We invite you to join us on this journey of highlighting the significant contributions made by the construction industry to project Nigeria.
Project Nigeria: Famous buildings, structures and people in Nigeria
Project Nigeria Overview: 27 historic buildings and structures in Nigeria you should know
Episode 2: Outstanding women in the construction industry
Project Nigeria Episode 3: The first storey building in Nigeria
The 123-year-old Jaekel House
Episode 5: 3 things to know about the Ancient Kano City Walls
Sir Herbert Macaulay: Nigeria’s first Civil Engineer
Episode 8: History of the Abuja National Mosque
Project Nigeria Episode 9: The First Seaport in Nigeria
An overview of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Cocoa House Ibadan: The first skyscraper in West Africa
Episode 12: The story of the River Niger Bridge Anambra