President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2018 budget into law. But not without complaining about the extra N587bn worth of ‘Constituency Projects’ that the National Assembly inserted into the budget, over and above the Federal government’s proposals.
Below is a list of those projects:
Supply of industrial sewing machines
Building of fish feed mills in some locations.
Supply of tricycles and motorcycles for youths and women
Supply of Volkswagen Golf cars for youth empowerment.
Purchase of grinding machines for women and youths
Provision of boreholes in some rural areas.
Training and empowerment of non-violent ex-agitators
Purchase and distribution of drilling hand pumps
Provision of medical outreach for aged, displaced persons
Purchase and supply of utility vehicles for Ideato youths
Provision of grinding machines
Construction and installation of solar street lights
Erosion control works
Training of youths, women in fishery, piggery and feeds farming
Construction of cassava, rice, soya beans processing mills
Provision of access roads
Building of culverts and drainages
Upgrading of pathways and driveways
Provision of entrepreneurship training for some youths
Training of artisans as youth empowerment
Supply of transformers for rural communities
Empowerment and post harvest training for customers