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Reps unhappy over-non implementation of ZIPs in SDGs budget

The House of Representatives has expressed dismay over the non-implementation of Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIPs) in the 2020 budget by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office.

During the 2021 budget defence session by the House Committee on SDGs, the Lawmakers expressed concern that funds were totally released for every other project in the budget, but zero releases for Zonal Intervention Projects.

According to them, these projects were what their constituents would benefit from to have faith in them as their true representatives.

They queried the senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, that she was so comfortable to have executed every other project, leaving only those that directly affected the lawmakers.

The lawmakers expressed concern that the year was fast running to an end, yet, no fund has been released to take care of the capital Special Intervention Projects in their zones.

IBRAHIM SHEHU

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