Reps Committee On FCT To Probe Centenary City Project

The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed its Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to investigate the Centenary City Project to ascertain if it is being executed in line with extant laws and regulations.

This came following a motion sponsored by Hon. 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.

The Centenary City Project was embarked upon by the last administration in 2014 to mark 100 years of the amalgamation of Nigeria.