Buhari orders investigation into NASS projects
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation of constituency projects of National Assembly members in the last 10 years.
He directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to go after lawmakers and the contractors who collected funds for such projects and refused to do them.
The president gave the order at the National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in Public Sector, which opened at the State House Conference Centre on Tuesday in Abuja.
The event was organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in collaboration with the ICPC.
Speaking further, president Buhari said that over N1 trillion spent on National Assembly constituency projects in 10yrs has produced no results.
According to the president, data collected from Nigerians in rural communities showed that they had not felt the impact of such projects.
Buhari said: “N1tn has been appropriated in the last 10 years for constituency projects, but the impact can hardly be seen.”