Niger State Senator, Mustapha Sani Mohammed, representing Niger South senatorial district in the red chamber, has sparked outrage after photos of him reportedly commissioning an electric pole as his ‘constituency project’ surfaced.
The photos which has incurred the wrath of social media users, had some notable dignitaries in the community and other villagers in the constituency of the Niger State Senator. Here are photos below;
Recall that in 2017, a Bayelsa State lawmaker, Kate Owoko, who built a floating latrine for her people which sparked outrage by Nigerians, defended her action.
According to Kate, the toilet was built based on the pressing demand of the women of Okori-Ama and Oweidei-Ama of Amassoma, the town of late Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Kate on her Facebook page wrote:
“These were the pressing (immediate) need from these women at the time. Due to the terrain of these said compounds, they were in grave need for such toilets to answer to the ‘call-of-nature’.
However also recall that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that constituency projects being embarked upon by the lawmakers as “corruption.” Obasanjo said this at the opening of a two-day investment forum organised by the Niger State Government in Minna.
The forum had “Impact of Investing for Advancing Agricultural Economy and Innovation,” as its theme.
“The Sultan talked about roads, I hope our lawmakers will use their position and act positively so that when they put in road projects in the budget they will not turn it into what they now term as constituency projects.
“You and I know what constituency projects mean. It is simply corruption.”
The former President had been involved in verbal wars with the members of the National Assembly during and after his time in office.
He once, reportedly, described the federal lawmakers as a “bunch of corrupt elements,” provoking the lawmakers to, in turn, describe him as “the father of corruption in Nigeria.”