The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission-ICPC Professor Bolaji Owasanoye has expressed dismay that the N100 billion annual allocation to constituency projects has yet to achieve the Federal Government’s objective.
Owasanoye made the remark in Abuja during a special town hall meeting on the fight against corruption organized by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in conjunction with the National Orientation Agency.
Furthermore, Owasanoye regretted that the federal government’s lofty initiative had not made any significant impact in the lives of communities in the country in terms of infrastructure development despite the N100 billion annual allocation to constituency projects.
In addition, Owasanoye further stated that the principal focus of the first phase of the tracking started some months ago and the target was on health and education sectors.
He also added that the tracking committee was made up of representatives from Budget Office, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Bureau of Public Procurement and Office of the Auditor-General and described the outcome of the first phase as revealing and interesting, adding that monies meant for constituency projects, not executed or completed, were recovered.
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