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Reps Order Investigation Into Centenary City Project

Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

The House of Representatives, Wednesday, mandated is committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to undertake an investigation into the Centenary City project to determine if it was done according to extant laws.

The Centenary City project was Initiated to mark the 100-year anniversary of Nigeria by the Goodluck Jonathan administration on January 1, 2014.

It is being funded by the private-sector.

The resolution by the House was sequel to motion entitled “call for investigation of alleged irregularities surrounding the centenary city project” sponsored by Hon. Timothy Golu.

While moving the motion on the floor of the House, the lawmaker alleged that the centenary city project was marred by irregularities which may have cost the Federal Government and the Federal Capital Development (FCDA) billions of naira and loss of thousands of hectares of land.

“It was to showcase Abuja as a modern city. Government was not supposed to be part of it.

“People were meant to be compensated. There is restiveness as there has been no compensation given. With these irregularities, I want this House to investigate it”, Golu demanded.

The House adopted the motion after it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

The committee is to report back to the House within a month from for further legislative action.

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