Senate rejects Niger Delta Ministry’s N25.9bn budget

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The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has rejected the 2020 capital budget of N25.9 billion of the Ministry of Niger Delta over the non-completion of major projects in the region.

At the ministry’s budget defense session in the National Assembly on Monday, committee members expressed dissatisfaction over many abandoned projects across the Niger Delta states.

The displeasure over unfinished projects in the region was disclosed by the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, when the Minister, Godswill Akpabio appeared before the committee to defend the ministry’s budget of N25.9 billion.

Nwaboshi stated that there is no state within the Niger Delta that does not have abandoned projects that should have been completed before now.