‘Lost But Not Found’… Hon Muhammad Jega’s N41m ‘Ghost’ Constituency Project In Kebbi


A N41 million non-existing youth centre constituency project by Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega, a member representing Kebbi Gwandu/Aliero/Jega constituency at the House of Representatives, has been uncovered in Jega, a local government in Kebbi where the population is agrarian, with an area of 891 km² and a population of 193,352 (2006 census).

A visit by Tracka, the constituency projects tracking initiative of BudgIT, on April 23 could not trace the location of the said project. Calls and messages placed to Hon. Jega to ascertain the state of the project were abortive, as he refused to respond to them.  Apparently, the initiative, which ought to empower community youth, is aghost project. The only centre found in Jega was that of people with disability. 

Emmanuel Yaro, Project Tracking Officer for Tracka in Kebbi, went to the Centre for People With Disability to make enquiries about…

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