Senate seeks N2.1tr for Constituency projects


 Sanni Onogu, Abuja

 

Members of the National Assembly would henceforth be allocated N2.1trillion to execute constituency projects if a Bill that seeks to set aside 20 per cent of the nation’s annual budgets for that purpose becomes law.

The Senate on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill which seeks to legalize constituency projects and also dedicate at least 20 per cent of annual budgets for lawmakers’ zonal intervention projects.

Going by the N10.594trillion 2020 Budget recently passed by both chambers of the National Assembly, the lawmakers are expected to get at least N2.1trillion, representing 20 per cent of the budget for constituency projects.

The Bill titled: “Constituency projects (budgetary provisions) Bill, 2019” was sponsored by Senator Stella Oduah (Annmbra North)

In her lead debate, Senator Oduah noted that one of the unique features of the nation’s democratic journey so far is the concept of ’Constituency Projects’.

According to her, available…



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