FG Budgets N2.5 Billion For Purchase Of Deep Freezers, Generators For Akpabio Constituency

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Controversial Budget Reveals Akpabio N2.5 Billion Plan for Constituency Empowerment


The Federal Government has allocated N2.5 billion for Senate President Godswill Akpabio to procure deep freezers, generators, and other items as empowerment projects for his constituents, according to a budget shared by SaharaReporters.


Akpabio, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, represents Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

The budget, as revealed in a screenshot, shows that the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has included five different empowerment projects for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, each valued at N500 million.

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One of the projects specifies the “empowerment of women with deep freezers, generators, and other empowerment items to boost their daily earning in the two (2) local government areas of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District at 250 million each (Ikono & Abak).”

This revelation follows Senator Jarigne Agom Jarigbe’s disclosure that some high-ranking senators received N500 million each from the 2024 budget for constituency projects.

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Senator Jarigbe made this revelation on the Senate floor amidst controversy over budget padding allegations by Senator Abdul Ningi, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District. However, the Senate suspended Senator Jarigbe from all legislative duties for three months.

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  1. The money budgeted for purchase of deep freezers,is enough to assemble Nigerian skilled engineers to produce deep freezers and air-conditioned as a start up,to become a full blown employment company in less than three years.There is something not right with the African ruling class.


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