- A federal lawmaker, Kwamoti Laori, said each member of the House of Reps gets 100 million to fund constituency projects
- Laori, however, said he and his colleagues don't usually get beyond N80 million due to poor implementation of budgets
- The lawmaker made the revelation as he inaugurated some projects in his constituency in Adamawa state
Yola, Adamawa state - Kwamoti Laori, a House of Representatives member, says each member of the Green Chamber gets an allocation of N100 million to execute projects in their constituencies.
Legit.ng gathers Laori who is representing Numan/Demsa/Lamurde federal constituency of Adamawa state, blamed poor budget implementation for the country’s poor economic growth.
The lawmaker made the revelation in Yola after the inauguration of some projects in his constituency.
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Laori also decried what he described as the under-performance of the country’s annual budget.
According to him, Nigeria has never achieved more than 40 per cent budget performance.
Senate President Lawan reacts to allegation of receiving $10m bribe
In another report, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has denied receiving $10 million to manipulate and alter a section of the recently signed Petroleum Industry Act.
Lawan said neither he, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, nor any other lawmaker received such amount.
The Senate president made the comment shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Monday, August 23.
What I told Buhari about borrowings - Lawan
In another report, Lawan has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the external borrowings being incurred to fund the country’s annual budgets.
The principal lawmaker advised the president to, instead, focus on blocking financial leakages and avoiding wastage in all tiers of government.
Legit.ng gathers that Lawan said this on Monday, August 23, in Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the State House. He explained that his discussion with the president centred on the need to take steps to increase revenue generation by government agencies and reduce dependence on external loans to fund the budget.