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Senator Oloriegbe Laments Slow Projects Implementation Process in Nigeria


By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara

The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial district, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe has expressed dissatisfaction at the pace at which constituency projects are been implemented across the country.

He queried if there could process review as regards projects implementation for the betterment of Nigerians.

Oloriegbe stated this while featuring on Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) programme tagged “News Keg” on Tuesday in Ilorin.

“I have spent 14 months in the 9th Senate, In 2020 they have not implement a series of projects we nominated, one is saddened with the level of implementation of Projects.

“Some 2019 projects are still been implemented, I wish there could be process review as regards projects implement, “he said.

Senator Oloriegbe disclosed that he has been able to sponsored 6 bills which centered on health specifically for his constituency.

The lawmaker noted that he has been able to facilitate employment for his constituents in several Federal Institutions and as well equipped some with skills and support funds.

” As a lawmaker, It’s not our primary role to provide jobs but I have been able to do a lot on this I have more than 9,000 youths seeking federal employment, which might be  difficult to do, but we have been able to shift their attention to skills acquisition ”

The Chairman Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) and Deputy Chairman Diaspora, Civil Society and Non-governmental Organization said he has been able to tame the spread of COVID-19 in the state working with the state government.

Assessing the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government, he said the party has done well as the majority of promises made were fulfilled.

“The APC government is doing well, as the President promised to fight corruption, strengthen the Economy, pull it out of Recession, National Social Investment Programme(NSIP) targeted at addressing poverty and fighting insurgency”

Commenting on the crisis rocking the party (APC)in the state, the Federal lawmaker said such a challenge was unexpected in Politics but the challenge has been overcome.

The Medical Doctor turned Politician urged the Kwara Chapter of Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU) embarking on strike to call it off, promising their agitation would be looked into.

“We had challenges but we have overcome it, which is not unexpected in Politics. I urge (JOHESU) to call off the strike and please go back to work. I want to assure them their agitation would be looked into,” he added.


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