As part of ways to further its fight against corruption, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has launched investigation into a petition alleging corruption in the Centenary City Project, initiated by the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
The petitioners, who are operating under the aegis of Nigerian Unemployed Youth Vanguard (NUYV), were invited by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, to provide information in order assist in its investigations.
Leader of the petitioners, National Coordinator, NUYV, Mr. Solomon Adodo, after the meeting with the EFCC investigators, said they were satisfied that those involved in the alleged fraud would be punished accordingly.
The centenary city initiative was meant to be a memorial of Nigeria’s 100 years of nationhood.
You will recall that the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, had earlier asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to award him a sum of N2 billion, for aggravated damage following insults he allegedly received over the Centenary City Project that was under his supervision.
In two separate suits through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozehkome (SAN), Anyim told the court that he had been called many offensive names such as “419ner,” “fraudster” and “corrupt former SGF,” among others.
He therefore prays the court to compel the National Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) (South-South), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, and Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, Mr. Timi Frank, to retract the said damaging stories and apologise to him in six major dailies.