The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to investigate the Abuja Centenary City Project to ascertain if it is being executed in line with extant laws and regulations.
The Centenary City Project was embarked upon by the last administration in 2014 to mark 100 years of the amalgamation of Nigeria.
The resolution to investigate the project followed a motion sponsored by Honourable Golu Timothy (Plateau PDP), for alleged irregularities.
Golu alleged that the project, located along the airport road, has cost the government 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,” Golu said.
The committee is expected to report back in four weeks. [myad]