Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Group demands probe of alleged Centenary City project scam

By News Express on 05/09/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,077


The Nigerian Unemployed Youth Vanguard (NUYV), an NGO, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the alleged fraud perpetrated in the multi billion naira Centenary City project in Abuja.

This is contained in a statement jointly issued on Friday in Abuja by Mr. Solomon Adodo, national coordinator and Mr. Suleiman Musa, national secretary of the NGO.

The group said there was some element of truth in the allegation raised by Senator Cairo Ojougboh the PDP National Vice Chairman for South-South on the project.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that Ojougboh, had petitioned Buhari in July alleging that the 18 billion dollars centenary city project was a scam.

The Centenary City project was initiated by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to mark Nigeria’s 100 years of existence.

Ojougboh alleged that government had no equity in the project and that Senator Anyim Pius Anyim the former SGF was the sole owner of the 3,000 acres of land on which it is sited.

The group said it had strong evidence to prove that the project was a scam as alleged by Ojougboh and vowed to drag Anyim to court.

It said: “the entire landmass on which the Centenary City rests was wrongfully acquired under false pretence.

“The free trade zone status granted the city clearly contravenes the sacrosanct provisions of the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) Act.

“Its promoters have hidden the Certificate of Occupancy of the said Centenary City since it has been marked as a free trade zone.

“This is contrary to global practice which stipulates that the Certificate of Occupancy of a free trade zone be in possession of the government.”

The group alleged that Anyim used his position as the SGF to mislead former President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerians.

“What they didn’t know is that the project was a grand plot for further enrichment of greedy elements in the society while further impoverishing the masses.

“The Centenary City project will not translate into employment for Nigerians because our jobs will be exported overseas due to its phoney free trade zone status.”

The group added that it had written the President detailing its findings on the “excessive fraud shrouded in the Centenary City project.”

“We strongly believe that Mr. President will stand up to his salient promises in this moment of truth and ensure the Centenary City project is revoked.

“The criminal elements behind it are bent on wrecking our nation’s economy and frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive at generating employment for the Nigerian youth, group said.”  (NAN)

•Photo shows Chief Pius Ayim.

Source News Express

Posted 05/09/2015 05:12:25 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Jonathan speaks from Cote d’Ivoire, says: ‘I am...

Police hunt for killers of Abia State University...

Nigeria drops again in FIFA Rankings

Enugu hosts world’s biggest poster

EU donates N175m worth of solar refrigerators to...

Next Einstein Forum launches first-ever Africa Science Week...

Court fixes June 17 to hear Tompolo’s rights...

Most wanted Lagos cultist falls into police net...

Nnamdi Kanu: South-East Governors’ intervention belated, says Anambra...

Boko Haram connection: ARREST GEN. BUHARI NOW! —CAN...

Lagos to crush over 4,000 impounded 'okada' •Plans...

Ifeanyi Ubah is a man of quality ideas:...

 

Latest News Billionaire couple found dead at home Nigerian Army rescues 4 Chinese expatriates Oil workers set for indefinite strike 3,000 horses, camels grace Kaduna centenary celebration Traders count losses as fire razes Onitsha drug market Sultan wades into Hijab controversy City extend Premier League record; Blues, Arsenal win Battle rages for Zuma’s successor Buhari mourns Gidado Idris 2 Nigerians win African Entrepreneurship Award FG, States, LGs share N609.95bn November revenue 1,000 Nigerians die annually from disease epidemics

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (301,872 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (286,684 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (231,381 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (193,989 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (183,767 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (170,934 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (147,641 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (132,804 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (131,016 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (119,463 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (115,825 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (112,655 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,824) Business Verdict (30) Columnists (779) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (195) Entertainment (421) Features (525) Global Business Monitor (198) International (1,693) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (92) News (31,084) Opinion (845) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,225) Religion (654) Sports (1,382) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

MOBO Awards

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!