Reps investigate exclusion of Rivers from World Bank loan for projects
Rivers State is allegedly the only state in the country that will not benefit from a loan from World Bank for the execution of projects.
He added that Nigeria is a federation that professes equity, fairness and social justice and that there were several constitutional provisions prohibiting all forms of discrimination on the basis of partisan leaning, religion, place of origin or tribe.
He said that some sections of the Constitution imposed a duty on the federal government to ensure equitable distribution of resources and projects across the federation.The House consequently mandated its Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management to liaise with the office of the Adviser on National Assembly Matters to the President to ascertain the veracity of the allegation.
It also mandated the committee to revert in 14 days for further legislative action.The house noted that if other states were listed, Rivers should be included to benefit from the projects to be executed with the fresh loan. Read more: Premium Times »
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