Senate President and chairman of National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki, weekend in Ilorin reacted to the argument generated by the issue of constituency project in the country.
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo among other governors and politicians in the country have had a ceaseless attach on the senate over the constituency project funds alleging that it was cesspit of corruption for the senators.
But Saraki while speaking with journalists in Ilorin while inspecting some of his constituency projects noted that some of the narrative over the issue was not based on firm knowledge but on sentiment.
He added that effective implementation of the constituency project was the whole essence about developing the budget to ensure it meets the expectations of the citizens.
According to him, there have been issues and sometimes criticisms due to lack of knowledge when people talk about constituency projects.
“Unlike the impression given out there that the constituency project is just moneys that are shared by some people. Definitely this is not the case.
“The constituency project is the whole point about developing our budget to ensure that we meet the yearnings and expectations of the people.
“I am happy with the quality of work and the impact it will have on the lives of the people. There are grassroots project which the people have been yearning for over ten years now. Some have lost their lives. They are project that are real and you saw how men, children, women and everybody came out with joy, enthusiasm and excitement and theses are projects that will impact their lives greatly.
“I am happy to see that the implementation has been good, that has always been my concern and this further shows will ensure that we use our positions to facilitate more of these to further bring the dividends of democracy to the nooks and crannies of our constituencies and the state generally.
Some of the projects inspected include erosion control, motorised boreholes, ICT centres in schools, road, among others.