The House of Representatives on Tuesday promised to engage the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the monitoring and execution of constituency projects.
The House also assured that it would through its oversight functions ensure that projects and funding were done in compliance to budget plans to avoid double appropriation for the same projects.
Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Society Organisations and Development Partners, Comrade Peter Akpatason, disclosed this during an interactive meeting with select CSOs in his office.
Akpatason who represents Akoko Edo Federal Constituency of Edo State said that the National Assembly hoped to work with the Budget and National Planning Ministry and its agencies to oversight the appropriation and implementation strategies and outcome of all aids and grants.
The lawmaker who told the CSOs that he was on loan to politics promised to live forever as a Comrade, adding, “I don’t feel very proud to be called an honourable in Nigeria context but I feel happy when I am called comrade because a lot of good things are associated with comrade.”