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APGA chieftain wants constituency projects removed from future budgets


PHOTO: vibesngists

PHOTO: vibesngists

A member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief (Dr.) David Onuoha-Bourdex, has called for the removal of constituency projects from subsequent budgets.

He noted that provisions of constituency projects for lawmakers in budgets remains a major way of enthroning a culture of legislative corruption, stressing that the controversial insertions or padding of the 2016 budget was traceable to the quest for constituency projects by the federal lawmakers.

Onuoha-Bourdex, who was also the APGA senatorial candidate for Abia North Senatorial seat in the last election, noted that removing the special provisions would help the legislators to focus on the business of law making and oversight.

He regretted that the laudable provision for constituency projects to assist in redressing the deficit in infrastructure and social amenities in various communities have been hijacked by lawmakers, to corruptly enrich themselves at the expense of their constituents.

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1 Comment
  • Miklow Rahim

    Very good idea. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 bestows on them only legislative authority, not executive authority. Executing projects under the guise of ‘constituency projects’ is way beyond their purview with respect to the constitution. The APGA BOT member is right in his suggestion for such provisions to be scrapped out of future budgets and that’s how “opposition” should be.