Published on Jun 17, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
A member of the House of Representatives has expressed concern over the renewed enquiry ordered by the lower chamber into the Abuja Centenary City Project.
It would be recalled that only on Wednesday, one of the Reps members, Timothy Golu (PDP Plateau), moved a motion which snowballed into the House resolving to investigate the project.
The member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, wondered why Golu did not bother to get the most basic facts about the Centenary Project before talking to the press.
The member, who is also a member of the committee, expressed concern that the desperation of some of his colleagues, as well as the “hand of Esau” behind the renewed hearing, may lead to a fiasco for them all.
He said that Golu was acting the script of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, who he alleged, is under pressure to please those he earlier misled into thinking that he could allocate part of the Centenary City that is being developed with private funds to them.
It is on record that the Senate had sometimes ago, held an elaborate Public Hearing on the Centenary City Project upon which it wrote and made public, the report on the matter two weeks ago.
Information reaching us indicated that all material facts on the project, including the reports of anti-crime agencies, are before the National Assembly.
It is on record that the project is run with private funds and that the government has not spent a dime on it.
But, Golu told the House of Reps that the government has spent billions of naira and lost thousands of hectares of land. He also said that the project is being executed without regard to extant regulations and guidelines.
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