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Saraki Shuns Calls To Account For N1bn Constituency Projects

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has shunned calls for him to account for constituency projects he nominated in the 2017 budget.

Saraki, the senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the 8th assembly has refused to acknowledge questions raised by transparency agency, Tracka.

Tracka has repeatedly demanded that Saraki and other federal lawmakers give details of Zonal Intervention Projects that they nominated in the budget.

Reacting to Saraki’s silence, Tracka wrote, “Hello Senator Bukola Saraki, It’s over a month, You and UBEC is yet to respond to our FOI letters on the N1,050,000,000 school project nominated in Kwara Central Sen District in 2017 ZIP. We will appreciate you engage them to avail the locations of project and implementation status,” it tweeted with evidence of acknowledgement letters to his office and UBEC.

But the tweet on 2 August fell on deaf ears, as Saraki once again refused to respond to the transparency platform’s request. But this time, Nigerians were not going to let it slide.

Abdul Mohd was not surprised Saraki did not respond, he said he had other things on his mind. “He doesn’t respond to this kind of things…. ask him about decamping and Kwara politics then you will deserve a response! My opinion though…. No hating pls!”

Deji Ajayi insinuated its something he shares in common with a state governor. “Just as his friend was asked what he has done as a governor that makes him think or feel he has the entire state in his pocket and he said he was frying Garri.”

Aisha Ahmed tweeted, “This is not their priority, himself and his co defectors, only busy bringing confusion to those that trusted and gave you their mandate to deliver, Nigerian citizens, you have bridge the trust between you and Nigerians.”

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