The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun has explained that lawmakers do not receive funds for projects located in their constituencies.This, he said, is contrary to general conceptions.
Lasun, speaking on Monday when he received the Yoruba Community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in his office in Abuja, added that the funds for the execution of constituency projects are handled by the Presidency.
“We don’t get cash for any constituency project. Once a lawmaker suggests a project, the execution of such projects is the prerogative of theExecutive branch,” he said.
Speaking on other issues, Lasun lamented that most industries located in the South West region of the country are in bad states.He harped on the necessity on reviving such industries for employment generation.
The President General of the group, Mr. Toye Oguntuyi congratulated the Deputy Speaker on his election and urged him to properly represent the interests of the Yorubas.
He stated that a vote of confidence has been passed on the Deputy Speaker by the Yoruba community resident in the FCT.