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Reps To Investigate Abandoned Government Property

The House of Representatives has taken Legislative action to investigate abandoned federal government property across the country to put them into better use and serve as source of revenue for government

Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila made this known at the National Assembly Complex during the investigative hearing by the Sub-Committee on abandoned federal government property across the country.

The investigative hearing was to identify all abandoned property across the country and recommend how best to utilize them.

Speaker House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila who was represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Legislative Agenda, Henry Nwawuba observed that so many federal government property were abandoned and others under utilized for years.

According to him, the property could become viable assets for the benefit of all Nigerians if properly managed.

He urged stakeholders and all citizens to provide useful information and expertise to enable the house achieve its mandate.

On his part, Chairman of the Sub-Committee, Mr Jonathan Gaza pointed out that the property, worth billions of naira was left deteriorating.

He said the Ad-hoc Committee is trying to right the wrongs and help the nation effectively manage resources.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammed Bello who appeared before the committee, expressed dismay that seventeen years after privitization some federal government property are yet to be sold.

He promised to assist the committee with necessary documents to achieve its Legislative mandate.

Also, the Managing Director Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Company, Adebayo Fagbemi promised to give the committee the needed support especially with all assets of the company in all local government areas in the country.

Report by Ifeanyi Osita Edited by Grace Namiji

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