photo description Cocoa House, completed in 1965 at a height of 105 metres and was once the tallest building in tropical Africa. Built from proceeds from commodities (e.g., Cocoa, Rubber, Timber and so on) of the then Western State of Nigeria, the 26-storey Cocoa House in Ibadan stands as a testament of industry and the gains of putting hand to work. Formerly known as "Ile Awon Agbe" which translates as the "House of Farmers", it was commissioned for use in August 1965. Although the building was gutted by fire on January 9, 1985 and rehabilitated for use in August 1992, it still stands as a call to economic diversification and the need to begin to look towards the "non-oil" sectors as a means of transforming our Great nation
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Industry – Cocoa House, Ibadan

photographer:
Micheal Uduebor

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photographer:
Micheal Uduebor


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