Buhari President approves N60b for NASS constituency projects

House of Representatives spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas said the move was in line with what is practised all over the world.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)
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President Buhari has approved the allocation of N60b as constituency projects for National Assembly members, as contained in the 2016 budget.

Speaking to newsmen,  House of Representatives spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas said the move was in line with what is practised all over the world.

He also faulted a report purportedly made by his colleague, Mohammed Bala Farouk, that the Federal Government allocated N100m to each Rep.

Namdas also expressed optimism that Buhari will sign the 2016 budget into law by next week.

The Reps spokesman also said no money has been disbursed to the lawmakers, adding that the funds for the constituency projects could only be released after the President assents to the budget.

Meanwhile, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami and House Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila were locked in an argument over the House of Representatives decision to take over the Kogi state House of Assembly.

Members of the House of Representatives have also opposed the Federal Government’s request to float a N360b bond for the financing of the power sector.

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