Ogun lawmakers accuse Governor Abiodun of holding on to funds for constituency projects
The 26 members of the Ogun State House of Assembly have decried their inability to carry out their constituency projects accusing Governor Dapo Abiodun of holding on to funds.
The ninth assembly lawmakers made up of a number of youths headed by Olakunle Oluomo as the speaker have been unable to carry out any of their constituency projects since they were elected 2 years ago.
According to Daily Post, Oluomo said in a recent interview on radio that the governor is yet to release a dime to the lawmakers for the execution of projects in their constituencies.
Oluomo said the State government asked them to hold on about their constituency projects.
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“In Ogun State Assembly, this is two years; we have not gotten Kobo from the government for constituency projects. We have not gotten a dime for constituency projects. This is our second year now. We have not received a Kobo for constituency projects.
“And we understand the government, because there is no local government you will not see the government repairing schools, renovating primary health care centres. There is no local government you will go without seeing them (the government) doing one road or the other.
“What they are saying is that we should hold on about our constituency projects. We understand. But the truth of the matter is that no honourable member; apart from our salaries and allowances, in the last two years, has gotten anything,” Oluomo stated emphatically.
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However, the legislators, while marking their second anniversary on Tuesday, made a unanimous call for the implementation of more infrastructural projects, especially road construction and rehabilitation in their respective constituencies.
They appealed to Abiodun to release their constituency project allowances to enable them implement projects to complement the existing infrastructure put in place by the State Government in their constituencies.