President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that over N1 trillion spent on the constituency projects of National Assembly members went down the drain in the past ten years.
According to him, the funds didn’t produce expected results.
Buhari spoke at the National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector, which opened at the State House Conference Centre on Monday in Abuja.
The event was organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.
He pointed out that data collected from Nigerians in rural communities showed that they had not felt the impact of such projects.“N1tn has been appropriated in the last 10 years for constituency projects, but the impact can hardly be seen”, he said.
Buhari also directed the ICPC to go after the contractors, who collected funds for such projects and their collaborators in government.
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