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N1trn Spent On Constituency Projects By Lawmakers For 10 Years Was A Waste- Buhari

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

President Muhammadu Buhari has lent his voice on the funds spent by the National Assembly members on constituency project.

 

The President has said that over one trillion naira spent on the project by lawmakers for ten years was a waste, he added that the impact can hardly be seen in the rural communities.

 

He stated this during the two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service and Presentation of Public Service Integrity Award, which kicked off yesterday at the State House Conference Centre.

 

The summit was organized by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in alliance with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

 

President Buhari said, “N1tn has been appropriated in the last 10 years for constituency projects, but the impact can hardly be seen.”

 

He further charged the ICPC to go after contractors who were paid to carry out the project, including their alliances in the government.

 

Also speaking during the event, the ICPC boss, Prof. Bolajji Owasanoye said about 34 contractors have been sent back to the site in some selected states and a number of 200 contractors have returned back to site across the country especially in areas the Constituency Project Tracking Initiative (CPTI) has not been carried out.

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