NIGERIAN LEGISLATURE AND ADMINISTRATION OF CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS IN NIGERIA: (2015 – 2020)Abstract:
Constituency projects are not peculiar to Nigeria alone. Since its inception in Nigeria, there have been various perceptions that constituency projects are conduit pipe for the legislators to siphon money because of its mode of operations over the years. This study seeks to assess the Nigerian legislature and the administration of the constituency projects in Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research approach and data were sourced from primary and secondary sources and analyzed using simple percentage and chi-square. The finding indicates, amongst others, that there is no legal framework establishing constituency projects rather convention and it also shows that it is an avenue where corruption thrives. The study also pointed out that corruption; lack of constitutional/legal framework and lack of proper monitoring and evaluation affect the proper administration of constituency projects in Nigeria. Accordingly, amongst others, the study recommends that there should be a legal framework established by the act of parliament for constituency projects. Also, an agency should be created to oversee constituency projects in Nigeria as well as proper monitoring and evaluation to curb corruption.