Reps to probe N1tr constituency projects cash

Tony Akowe, Abuja

The House of Representatives on Tuesday frowned at the failure of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to refund unspent constituency projects cash to the public treasury.

The House constituted a 15-member ad-hoc committee headed by Francis Agbo to investigate how the MDAs disbursed N1 trillion budgeted for constituency projects in the past 10 years.

The resolution followed a motion by the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Abubakar Fulata, Iduma  Igariwey, Wole Oke, Chinedu Ogah and Isiaka Ibrahim.

The investigation is to determine how the N1trillion was spent and how much was not.

The committee is also to identify the MDAs that failed to return unspent funds.

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While stressing the urgent need for budget discipline and accountability, the House directed all MDAs to ensure the remittance of unspent funds on or before December 31, to the treasury.

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