Jonathan’s Centenary City Project to be investigated

Nigerian Lawmakers ‎in the House of Representatives has directed its committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to look into the Centenary City project started by the immediate past administration led by President Goodluck Jonathan, to determine if due process was followed.

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Centenary City Project
Centenary City Project

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

Centenary City Project
Centenary City Project
The lawmaker alleged that the centenary city project was marred with 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 said.

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

The Centenary City project was Initiated to mark the 100 year anniversary of Nigeria by the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration on January 1, 2014 which is to be funded by the private-sector.

Source; Globa Village Extra

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