Exposed: Plateau lawmaker brands own name on constituency projects

Mr. Ahmed Wase, a lawmaker from Plateau state and Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian 9th House of Representatives, has been caught in the act of branding his name on constituency projects.

MAWA FOUNDATION on Thursday reported how Wase was alleged to have stopped Tracka official from inspecting his constituency projects at the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau state.

An action carried out by Mr. Danjuma, one of his Special Assistants, who is said to be in charge of the constituency office of the lawmaker.

In efforts by Mr. Ibrahim Tijjan, the Special Assistant to Idris shared pictures of constituency projects influenced and carried out by his principal.

In the pictures shared, Tijani claims distribution of knapsack and insecticide to farmers, distribution of cash and palliatives during the covid-19 lockdown, and distribution of over 500 motorcycles across Wase federal constituency are the lawmaker’s constituency projects.

On the pictures of motorcycles shared by Mr. Ibrahim Tijjan, the Special Assistant to the Plateau lawmaker, Idris’s name is branded on them, which is a malicious attempt at deliberately misinforming his 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 Federal 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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