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N250m was allocated for projects in my constituency | I didn’t get N500m — LP Senator

Tony Nwoye, senator representing Anambra north, says he got
an allocation of N250 million for intervention projects in his constituency.

 

BACKGROUND

There was a rowdy session in the senate on Tuesday when
Jarigbe Jarigbe, a lawmaker from Cross River, claimed that some “senior
senators” got N500 million in the 2024 budget for constituency projects.

 

Jarigbe spoke while contributing to the motion moved by
Solomon Adeola, senator representing Ogun west, on the claim of budget padding
made by Abdul Ningi, senator representing Bauchi central.

 

During the weekend, Ningi stirred a controversy when he
alleged that the 2024 budget was padded with N3 trillion by the senate.

 

Ningi said a “huge damage” has been done to the entire
country through the budget.

 

He was suspended on Tuesday by the senate for three months
due to the claim.

 

The national assembly had passed a budget of N28.7 trillion
for the 2024 fiscal year.

 

President Bola Tinubu had proposed N27.5 trillion, but the
lawmakers jacked it up by N1.2 trillion.

 

‘I DIDN’T RECEIVE ANY
N500M FOR CONSTITUENCY PROJECT’

 

Hours after Jarigbe’s comment, an X user in a post tagged
and asked the Anambra lawmaker if he also received N500 million.

 

 “@SenatorNwoye my
senator I hope you didn’t soil your hands and that of our constituency with
Godswill Akpabio’s N500 million?” the X user wrote.

 

Responding on Wednesday, Nwoye in a post said he was only
allocated N250 million for intervention projects in his constituency.

 

He added that the allocation has not yet been released.

 

“I didn’t receive any 500 Million naira as a Constituency
project for the good people of Anambra North Senatorial District,” Nwoye wrote.

 

 “What was allocated
to Me for the Zonal Intervention Project for 2024 is N250 Million naira. I am a
first-time Senator. And this sum has not been released.”

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