N50 million Kogi lawmaker constituency project collapses two weeks after construction

A N50 million earth road facilitated by Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, Kogi lawmaker as his constituency project and was  commissioned by Edward Onoja, the Deputy Governor has been washed away by rain two weeks after construction.

Ibrahim, a lawmaker at the House of Representatives had in 2020 nominated rehabilitation of rural roads in Angwa-Islamiya -Ojede road Ankpa- Kogi State as his constituency project.

A project the Federal Government had released money for and was awarded by the federal ministry of agriculture.

Tracka, a public accountability organisation that visited the project site, says the rehabilitation work that was
awarded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has been washed away by rain two weeks after construction.

A development she said happened as a result of a poorly executed project.

Constituency projects are nominated by the lawmakers for the needs of their constituents and recommend same to the executive during budgeting; this will help to improve the living condition of the people in their constituents through building local infrastructures.

However, Nigerian experience has shown that Lawmakers do not execute constituency projects as they appear in the national budget, and getting them to account for monies approved for such intervention is always difficult.

And, often, community residents are not aware such monies have been given to their representatives, and that makes accountability very difficult.

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