Tracka a non governmental organisation has asked Mr. Solomon Adeola, a Nigerian Senator representing the Lagos West Senatorial District to stop tagging his name on constituency projects.
Solomon had purchased some equipment, ranging from grinding machines, sewing machines and others to be distributed to members of his constituency as a part of his constituency projects.
However, having gotten intervention funds from the Nigerian government working with the Ministries Departments and Agencies to execute constituency projects in some communities he represents, Solomon has since branded the projects after his name.
The branding of his name on the projects suggests that he implemented them with his personal fund, denying the existence of intervention funds from the federal government to implement such projects under the constituency projects.
An action, Tracka has condemned and has asked him to stop the practice. “Stop tagging constituency project after your name for personal gain and political clout” the NGO told the Senator.
Citizens must be aware of the actual sponsor of project, taxpayers project must not be labelled as a donations , the NGO warns.
Often Senators implement constituency projects and tag them after their name, when indeed, the fund was given to them as intervention projects to implement projects in their constituency, an action that has angered Tracka.
Solomon in 2017 nominated the sum of N297 million in the nation budget. Under the deal, Solomon said different empowerment programmes will be implemented in Lagos West Senatorial District, a constituency he represents in the red Chambers of the National Assembly.
In the plan, Solomon promised to purchase Sewing Machine with the sum of N20 million, he explains that because Keke Naped has played a key role in youth empowerment, N41.6 million of the fund will be channeled to the procurement of Tricycle (Keke Naped) for distribution among the unemployed youth.
In the area of women empowerment, the Senator said N30 million will be spent to establish women for economic empowerment, apart from women empowerment, Salomon said that N55 million will be used to empower youth and women by delivering grinding machine to them.
The Senator also struck a deal of N99 million, and in the deal, he explained that vehicles will be purchased and distributed in Alimosho, Badagry, Ikeja and Ifako Ijaiye areas of Lagos.