The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has been accused of not utilising the money running into hundreds of millions meant for the constituency projects well.
A pro- All Progressives Congress, group known as ‘APC Solidarity Forum(ASF)’, urged Sani, to declare his list of constituency projects to constituents ahead of 2019 polls. The group claimed that, Sani’s constituency projects allocated to him worth N380 million adding that he should show the projects to residents and “stop making empty rhetoric on President Muhammadu Buhari, governor Nasir El-Rufai and the APC in the media”
Reacting over the allegation, Senator Shehu Sani’s Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, said no National Assembly member collects cash for constituency projects stressing that the senators only identity projects in their constituencies for the federal government to do.
However, on his part, Senator Shehu Sani’s Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmed said that :”I will respond by telling you that, no senator collects constituency projects money, what I know is that a senator can say I want this and that project for my constituency and the federal government will put it in the budget. After that, the ministry will bid for the project.
A senator will not even know the contractor”. Sani’s aide added “Mind you,while choosing projects for your constituency, there is a limit because each senator has equal annual constituency projects budget but I can tell you no cash is given to any senator or House of representatives member for constituency projects.
How can Senator Shehu Sani corner the constituency projects money that is not given to him? Senator Shehu Sani has built three hospitals among other numerous projects for his constituency which you and anybody can verify. He sponsored highest bills and motions in the history of Kaduna central senatorial zone, so I can tell you the allegations against him are false,baseless” he explained.
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