Anambra lawmaker, NIOB allegedly abandon N20 million Kabe road

Nigeria Institute of Building has allegedly abandoned the construction of N20 million Kabe College Road. A project that was nominated by Uche Ekwunife, a federal lawmaker as her constituency project.

Uche Ekwunife, a federal lawmaker in the Senate representing the people of Anambra State had nominated the construction of Kabe College road at Amawbia in Akwa South Local Government Area of Anambra State as her constituency project.

Constituency projects are Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP) nominated by the lawmakers and recommended to the executive to be included in the budget. They are often projects sited in the rural communities to improve their living condition through the provision of local infrastructures and rural empowerment programmes.

It is not, however, clear the company Uche Ekwunife and Nigeria Institute of Building awarded the contract.

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 projects is always difficult.

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

Tracka a public organization that was at the project location at Anambra State said the contractor handling the project has since abandoned it and left two months ago.

MAWA Foundation could not immediately reach out to Ewunife and the Nigeria Institute of Building for official responses.

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