The minister of power, Mamman Saleh cited 20 electrification projects in his Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State in the 2021 budget proposal.
Members of the Senate committee on power who uncovered the 20 projects of various amounts ranging from N20m to N52m as they scrutinized the 2021 budget proposals of the Rural Electrification Agency condemned the minister’s proposed citing of the 20 projects in his own local government alone.
They faulted the uneven distribution of projects under the ministry, pointing out that only one of the electrification projects for 2021 in the entire South-South geopolitical zone was proposed to be cited in Delta State.
Senator Yusuf Yusuf who the drew the attention of his colleagues to the lopsidedness in the distribution of the projects, said;
“That is the minister’s LGA. Twenty projects are in Lau local government area. I am not challenging him but I am sure.”
“Those who elected us to these offices expected us to ensure that the constitution which they have made for themselves and given to us will be executed to the letter.