The Lagos State Chapter of Buhari Youth Organisation, BYO, during its general meeting at the weekend disclosed what Nigerians should do to their representatives in the National Assembly Constituency Projects.
According to BYO Lagos chapter coordinator, Comrade Abdul-Waheed Odunuga, constituency projects are the people’s projects and so should be well monitored by the grassroots.
Speaking with BreezeReporters, the deputy coordinator of BYO Lagos, Comrade Sheriff Oladejo, who emphasised close monitoring of Federal constituency projects by the citizens, noted that the monitoring is to be informed of the actual budget passed by the national assembly, and the amount released for each of the constituencies.
He said, “Such sensitisation gives us(Citizens) leverage on how to monitor each of the constituencies’ projects and how much money was being deployed.
“Having discovered that some of these projects are being personalised by the representatives, claiming the projects are theirs and being financed by them, whereas the money is being appropriated by the federal government to take care of constituency projects in the grassroots.
“We made findings from the budget trackers and to a large extent, we have been able to monitor few of these projects and we have figures of the amount allocated for these projects in our communities.
“By the virtue of the project tracking, we can tell how much money was approved and how much money was spent on these projects.
Oladejo advised that Nigerians can easily track these projects and the money allocated to execute them by logging onto www.tracka.ng.
He included that community organizations can also write to their Federal Constituency offices for project’s verification.
“Nigerians should write letter to their constituency offices, ask questions and seek knowledge of what projects and amount their representatives have budgeted for their constituency projects.
Oladejo further noted that the approach reflected on how Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government of Lagos was not included in the federal constituency project allocation.