How FG Paid Over N66m On Non-Existent, Poorly Executed Constituency Projects In Kano

At least N66million of federal government funds has been disbursed to companies with unclear registration statuses for projects that were either poorly executed or not executed at all in the Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday revealed.

These projects, which were approved as constituency projects for the local government, were commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

But despite their importance to the educational goals of the government and those of the beneficial communities, the situations of the projects have left little or nothing to write home about.

One of the projects, which could be argued to have been executed, albeit poorly, was the construction of a block of two classrooms, an office, and a store at Dantsinke Primary School in the local government area. But the condition of the project was such that teachers and pupils in the school are living under the fear that the roof could collapse on them at any moment.

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Teachers in the school said it was difficult to maintain the attention of the pupils during class hours because they were mostly fixated on the situation of the roof, and many parents have expressed fears that the school is endangering the lives of the wards.

Abubakar Sani, the headmaster of the school lamented, “We are just taking risks and managing. However, we have reported the issue to the authorities concerned and waiting for action.”

He revealed that the building at Dantsinke Primary School was constructed in 2021 but many people thought the structure was decades-old because of the shoddy work done by the contractor. He said the school needed more seats as most pupils study on the bare floors.

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