Nigerian socialite and billionaire businessman Terry Waya, father of Kiddwaya, a recently evicted housemate of BBNaija, has revealed that he played a pivotal role in the development of Banana Island; an island of artificial luxury in Lagos, Nigeria, the commercial capital.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Mr Waya revealed that he was not born into wealth,
but luck shone on him during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida
when they gave (Mr. Waya) the contract to develop the luxurious Banana Island.
Banana Island is an artificial island that covers about 1,630,000 square meters and is divided into 536 parcels.
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The Lebanese-Nigerian Chagoury Group in association with
the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing developed the space.
Mr. Terry Waya claimed that he was given the job to develop the area before handing over the contract to Chagoury to do the job.
He further explained that the then Minister of Works, General Adisa, gave him
the opportunity to be part of the Banana Island project, that he (Mr. Way)
He contacted the Chagoury brothers, and that gave birth to the luxury Banana Island.