The National Assembly Joint Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions asked anti-graft agencies to probe a contractor who abandoned a project since 2015 after collecting 1.5 billion mobilisation fee.

The contractor was said to have abandoned the construction of the headquarters of the Code of Conduct Bureau in Abuja which is still at foundation level after four years.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, who presided over the joint session,  stated this when the CCB, Code of Conduct Tribunal and the Public Complaints Commission, appeared at the federal parliament to defend their 2020 budgets.

He wondered why neither the management of the CCB nor any other agency of government had raised the alarm on the abandoned project.

The lawmakers described as alarming the revelation by the CCB Chairman, Mohammed Issa; and the Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, that they had not received any capital vote since 2018.

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