Tracka cautions NASS, says Constituency Projects are not donations

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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate President Ahmed Lawan PIB RMAFC
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Nigeria’s leading transparency and accountability civic society, Tracka, has cautioned lawmakers in the National Assembly against labeling Constituency Projects as ‘donations’ to constituents.

Calling on the leadership of the National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives), Tracka said the use of the word donation is a “malicious attempt at deliberately misinforming their constituents, for selfish political interests”.

Constituency Projects are projects nominated by federal lawmakers for their constituency but executed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Tracka wrote, “Dear Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila we reiterate that constituency projects should not be labeled as donations by elected representatives in the National Assembly.”

The transparency agency added that, “This is a malicious attempt at deliberately misinforming their constituents, for selfish political interests.”

Tracka is a community of active citizens tracking the implementation of government projects in their community to ensure service delivery.