Ishaku berates Taraba lawmakers for claiming FG projects as personal efforts. The governor of Taraba State, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has expressed regret over the manner in which certain national assembly members from the state have been asserting their rights to federally funded projects in the state.
The governor voiced his disappointment that MPs are preoccupied with claiming to have completed federal government projects rather than working to bring projects to their home districts when he briefed journalists in Jalingo on Monday.
It has been noticed, he said, that some executing agencies have been used over time to carry out and implement federal government constituency projects in Taraba State for specific senatorial districts and federal constituencies, despite the fact that their prior budget performance had been subpar, vague, abandoned, or even nonexistent.
Citing the various federal projects for Taraba state that were included in the 2020 federal budget but were claimed as personal projects by national assembly members from the state, he said it is now essential for the appropriate authorities to summon such lawmakers to order.
He stated that the state administration “has found that many zonal intervention projects and consolidated capital projects are regarded by Tarabans as individual projects rather than the programs that they genuinely are federal government constituency initiatives. ”
According to Ishaku, “the state administration has become concerned with the notion of government project interventions as individual efforts.”
The participants are our alleged representatives who have seized our national riches and made it their own.
The main concern on the public’s mind right now is that the limited area allocated to them at the constituency level has been mortgaged.
How can we collectively dictate that these officials lead us or exercise leadership at the state level, either now or in the future?