House of Assembly in Ebonyi State yesterday threatened to issue warrant of arrest on 12 contractors who mishandled jobs in the state. The warrant is to be issued on Thursday 13th July 2016.
The Labour Party governorship candidate Chief Edward Nkwegu, during the 2015 general elections and the CEO of Edon Nigeria Limited, a firm that handled major jobs in the state is one of those to be affected.
Chairman of the House of Assembly Adhoc Committee investigating ongoing projects in the state, Hon Chike Ogiji while reacting to the alleged flagrant refusal of some of the contractors to appear before the committee on several occasions, said the companies’ chief executives were invited but failed to appear before the committee.
Firms to be affected in the issuance of the warrant include Costain W.A, Aguiyi Nigeria Ltd, Phinotech Nigeria Ltd and Angele Standard Ltd. Others are Zim Engineering Ltd, Eze Chibueze Agbo and Sons owned by a former Commissioner for Education, Ndubuisi Agbo, Namik Construction Commerce Ltd, WATA construction Ltd, Fred Technical Ltd, CAT construction Group, Danesworth International Ltd and Tonimann Integrated Ltd.
Ogiji noted that the need for the warrant of arrest was to fulfil the constitutional powers of the House to conduct investigations into the conduct of affairs of any person, authority, ministry or government departments as reflected in section 128 sub section 1(b) of 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.