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#WaterUrattaUmuoha – Tracking N9.2 million for the completion of a borehole project at Uratta Umuoha, Abia State

The #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team examined the 2016 Federal Ministry of Water Resources’ Appropriation. It was revealed that N9.2 million ($29,677) was budgeted for the Completion, Supply, Delivery, and Installation of motorized solar powered at Umuoha Sec School, Uratta Umuoha, Isiala Ngwa, Abia State, with the implementation agency being the Anambra Imo River Basin Development Authority. This appropriation is quite timely, considering that about 6,000 community members do not have access to improved water supply. Depending on the village stream for clean water has made them prone to waterborne diseases. We have initiated the #WaterUrattaUmuoha campaign to track the implementation...

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#WaterUmudike – Tracking N12.8 million for the completion of a borehole projects at Umudike Village, Oraeri, Anambra State

The #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team examined the 2016 Federal Ministry of Water Resources’ Appropriation. It was found out that N12.8 million ($41,290) was budgeted for the completion of a borehole project at Umudike Village, Oraeri, in Aguata LGA in Anambra State, with the implementation agency being the Anambra Imo River Basin Development Authority. The borehole project has been ongoing for over a decade, and the challenge has been that many contractors were unable to get water from the ground. The last contractor was able to get water from the ground in 2014, the year was also the last time any...

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#WaterUmuduruAnyanwu – Tracking N10 million for the construction of a borehole at Umuduru Anyanwu Dim Na Nume Isu, Imo State

The #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team examined the 2016 Federal Ministry of Water Resources’ Appropriation. It was disclosed that N10 million ($30,000) was budgeted for the construction of a motorized borehole at Umuduru Anyanwu Dim Na Nume Isu, Nwangele LGA in Imo State, with the implementation agency being the Anambra Imo River Basin Development Authority. This appropriation is quite timely, considering that the community members (approximately 10,000) do not have access to improved water supply. Depending on the village stream for clean water has made them prone to waterborne diseases. We have initiated the #WaterUmuduruAnyanwu campaign to track the implementation of...

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N130bn Released for Rehabilitation and Construction of Road Across Nigeria

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola revealed that N130bn has been released by the Federal Government for the rehabilitation and construction of road during an interactive session to mark his one year in office. In his statement, the Minister said in spite of the importance of roads economically, some were more urgent and impactful than others, adding that the choices were determined by roads that carried the heaviest cargo, to allow for farmers, businessman, industries and travelers to drive productive activities. The question is, is the said released money working, have you seen roads with...

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N21b Bank of Agriculture Farmer’s Money

In its empowerment initiative, the Bank of Agriculture claimed he disbursed more than N21.5bn to farmers nationwide involving no fewer than 107,200 households. Idiat Folorunsho who is the Zonal Manager, South West Region, of the Bank made this disclosure at the Ooni Ogunwusi Agric-empowerment Programme in Ile-Ife. In a country of more than 180m people, as much as this is a laudable initiative from the bank, the question is – can 107,200 empowered farmers feed the population?...

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