The Nigerian government has released 50% of N100 billion for the 2018 Zonal Intervention Projects (constituency projects).
The government released the funds since February 2019 Tracka, a civic organization working to ensure government project execution has shown.
The organization has since called on the citizens to engage their federal Lawmakers to ensure that the funds are properly utilized.
Worse still, Mr. Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator from Kaduna state claims that the Nigerian government has not released the fund to lawmakers to carry out constituency projects.
Sani said this in response to Tracka, a civic organization working to ensure quality delivery of government project request asking him to give an update of the constituency projects he nominated in 2018.
Responding to Tracka, Sani tweeted, “No funds have been released to those responsible for the implementation of any of the project in the paper budget for the whole of 2018. Thank you”.
However, Mr. Boss Mustapha Secretary to the Government of the Federation has since shown Sani may have lied.
Mustapha, who met with Lawmakers on December 19th last year, said 50% of constituency project funds have been released to the lawmakers.
Mustapha met with both All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party Senators and House of Representatives members to appraise the presentation of the 2019 budget by Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria President.
Mustapha, addressing newsmen after the meeting said, part of the allocation appropriated for the National Assembly in the 2018 national budget had been released.
“I can assure you that for lawmakers’ constituency projects, at least 50 % has been released,” Mustapha disclosed.