Conceptualization of FG project in Taraba as individual efforts worries Ishaku

By Suru Charles

The conceptualization of federal government intervention projects as individual efforts has become a cause of concern to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state.

Other worries expressed by the governor yesterday while briefing media practitioners in Jalingo include votes of some federal agencies which were claimed to have been implemented in the state.

Ishaku who spoke through the commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning on Transparency and Accountability, Solomon B. Elisha, yesterday, expressed concern over the way and manner some elected politicians from the state are going about claiming to have been responsible for the federal government projects in Taraba.

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According to the governor, “some executing agencies (MDAs) used in implementing the National Budget in Taraba state as its customary for Zonal Intervention Project (ZIP) and consolidated capital projects from the Economic Recovery and Growth (ERGP) under President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration have so far been observed with dismay.”

Some executing agencies, as further stated by the governor ” have been used over the years for the execution and implementation of federal government constituency projects in the state for certain senatorial districts and federal constituencies notwithstanding their previous performance as it were poorly executed, unspecified, abandoned or even not existing”

Sad that certain zonal intervention and consolidated capital projects are seen by “many Tarabans as individual projects rather than federal government constituency projects that they truly are such acts should as a matter of urgency be discouraged.”

According to him, persons indulging in such acts “are our supposed representatives who have cornered our sovereign wealth to become theirs.”

He wondered why such representatives instead of heralding growth to their constituencies are busy claiming glories for the projects they did not execute or have no colouration at all with the agencies.”

He said the “big question agitating our minds is that the little space given them at the constituency level has been mortgaged” adding that “how can we now or in the future aggregate our collective mandate for such representative to lead us or provide leadership at the state level?”

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