All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Edo North at the National Assembly, Adams Oshiomhole has lamented the way Nigerian lawmakers are handling the nation’s budget.
The former APC chairman while speaking at the the inauguration of the party’s campaign in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state on Friday stated that his senatorial ambition is hinged on changing the way the national assembly handles the nation’s budget.
“I am troubled by the way we manage our budget at the National Assembly. I want to go there and argue on the floor of the Assembly that we should change our budgetary system. Our budget must work for the people.
“I want to be a Senator, not a Senator sharing grinding machines for widows, buying motor bikes or Keke Napep for 10 out of 10,000 youths.
“I don’t need to be a senator to support windows and youths. I have done that and I am still doing that, today I am paying school fees for people who don’t have money to go to school,” he said.
He also revealed that most roads in the country are uncompleted because of the national assembly.
“The Minister of Works told me that the reason road constructions are not completed is that the National Assembly will take half of the money budgeted for a road and approve four other roads on that approved fund, this is why we have unfinished roads all over Nigeria.
“I will use the floor of the Senate to ensure that when the executive brings budget, you don’t start new road when the existing ones are not completed,” he said.