Dr. Sam Egwu

By Benjamin Nworie

Ebonyi State House of Assembly has commenced an investigation into projects executed by the former governor, Dr. Sam Egwu, and his successor, Chief Martin Elechi.

In their plenary on Thursday, the Speaker, Hon. Francis Nwifuru, set up a nine-member committee led by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Odefa Obasi Odefa, to investigate some projects executed by the past administrations.

The Speaker noted that the aim of the exercise was to find out from the contractors why the projects were abandoned since the inception of the present administration.

The committee was mandated to investigate two projects abandoned by Egwu which include a 10-storey World Trade Centre and kpiri Kpiri/Nwofe road.

Elechi’s projects to be investigated include: Centenary City, and the internal roads in the city; the International Market and the internal roads, Sharon/Iboko road, Offerekpe, Ukawu and Ezillo Water Schemes, Offerekpe/Offenakpa road, World Trade Centre, among others.

Nwifuru directed the committee to summon all the contractors that handled the projects and the committee was expected to submit its report within two weeks.

Similarly, worried by the increasing rate of cult activities and the incessant killings by cult members in the state, the House also set up another committee headed by, the member Representing, Ohaukwu South, Hon Christian Oselebe.