National Assembly Joint Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition yesterday asked anti-corruption agencies to investigate a contractor for abandoning a project after collecting 1.5 billion naira mobilisation fee.

The project was reportedly abandoned in 2015 after mobilisation fee had been paid to the contractor.

The joint committee said the contractor abandoned the construction of the headquarters of the Code of Conduct Bureau CCB in Abuja.

According the committee, the project is still at foundation stage, more than four years after it was started.

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Ayo Akinyelure, who presided over the joint session, spoke when the CCB, Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT and the Public Complaints Commission PCC appeared to defend their 2020 budgets.

The senator wondered why the CCB had not taken action against the contractor, despite being one of the statutory agencies recognized by the constitution to fight graft.

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