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N1 trillion spent on constituency projects in 10 years without impact —Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday regretted that over N1 trillion appropriated in the last 10 years for constituency projects has had little or no impact on Nigerians.

The money is usually appropriated by the National Assembly members to use and initiate projects in their zones.

But Buhari, who spoke at the National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector, said that data collected from Nigerians in rural communities indicated that there were no impact of any such projects on the people.

The event was held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja and organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

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Buhari said, “N1tn has been appropriated in the last 10 years for constituency projects, but the impact can hardly be seen.”

He, therefore, asked the ICPC to go after the contractors who collected funds for such projects and their collaborators in government.

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