A House of Representatives panel has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to investigate a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim and a former FCT minister, Bala Mohammed over the Centenary City project.
The committee on FCT, chaired by Rep Herman Hembe (APC, Benue) said the two agencies should ascertain the role played by both the former SGF and the ex-minister in the promotion and selection of investor as well as management of the entire project.
The EFCC should equally probe the owners of Centenary City Plc, the company that was handed the project, the committee said.
These were parts of the recommendations contained in the committee’s report on investigation into allegations of irregularities. The report was laid on the floor of the House yesterday.
The panel also recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari should direct the managing director of the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) to revoke the certificate of free trade zone granted to the Centenary City Plc and that the company should be de-registered as a free zone entity.
Similarly, the panel said the Right of Occupancy and the Certificate of Occupancy “purportedly granted” the company by the former minister should be withdrawn and that all the R-of-Os revoked by the former minister in respect of the area covered by the Centenary City project should be restored.