Aishatu Jibrin Dukku, a federal lawmaker from Gombe State, in an act to deliberately deceive and misinform her people, has branded her name on a constituency project that was funded by the federal government.
Dukku had in 2020 nominated the supply of Nissan Frontier Pickup Van in Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency in Gombe State as her constituency project.
A project the Federal Government in 2020 under the Zonal Intervention Project (ZIP) had allocated the sum N39 million to.
Tracka, a public accountability organization that followed up on the Gombe lawmaker constituency project, exposed pictures of Pickup Van that were branded Dukku’s name, which is an act that was deliberately carried out to misinforming her constituents, for selfish political interests.
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.