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Constituency projects, only FG presence in communities, Says Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said that constituency projects are the only evidence of federal government presence in many communities in Nigeria.
Speaking on Tuesday during a public hearing on the 2018 budget, organised by the joint committee of the senate and the house on appropriation, Dogara said zonal intervention projects have been seriously maligned by people who, according to him, are deliberately ignorant of the objectives.
He lamented that over the years, efforts of legislators, especially at the National Assembly, aimed at injecting equity in budget patronage nationwide, through the instrumentality of zonal intervention projects, has been grossly misunderstood and terribly maligned by some ignorant people, especially “by those who are deliberately ignorant and have concocted their own concept of constituency projects which they apply as their yardstick of measurement.”
He argued that without constituency projects,” many communities in Nigeria would never have enjoyed any form of Federal Government patronage.”
“Put differently, zonal intervention projects represent the only evidence of Federal Government presence in most rural communities of Nigeria” he added, stressing that federal lawmakers were determined to ensure that there is development across the country.
Dogara declared that no amount of blackmail from any quarters will force the houses of representatives to abandon its resolve to ensure even development across all federal constituencies.

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