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Misau accuses ministers, governor of sponsoring anti-constituency project protest

Misau accuses ministers, governor of sponsoring anti-constituency project protest

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday resolved to discourage plans by the executive to discontinue constituency project. This followed a matter of urgent public importance moved by Senator Barnabas Gemade representing Benue North-East.

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Gemade informed Senate that on his way to resume Tuesdays plenary, he saw hundreds of young protesting against constituency project at the entrance of the National Assembly.

“I saw young people carrying plagues condemning the National Assembly in its exercise of constituency projects,” he said.

He said, owing to the significance of constituency projects, efforts should be geared toward improving the size of the projects instead of the calls for its cancelation.

“We should advise the executive that constituency projects should not be discontinued. Rather, we should seek to improve on the magnitude of such projects”.

Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Bala Na’Allah, while contributing to the debate said, constituency projects are amid at complementing the president’s projects spread as no single president can boost of complete knowledge of Nigerian geography.

Senator Misua accused two ministers and a governor of sponsoring the protest. He asked the president to recall how the National Assembly stood by him when his adversaries wanted his removed.

Other issues that dominated discuss at Tuesdays plenary was the Saturday, June 23 killing in Plateau state. Formal Governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang, in his motion called on the Senate to among other things demand the urgent review of the security architecture of the country.

The Senate unanimously extended their usual closing time to allow Senators contribute to the issue. Adamu Aliero, Isah Misau, Philip Gyunka, Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio were among senator that spoke on the issue.

Misau accuses ministers, governor of sponsoring anti-constituency project protest

Misau accuses ministers, governor of sponsoring anti-constituency project protest

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