Nigerian lawmakers were conspicuously missing at a two-day meeting of parliamentarians from the
The meeting was aimed at building the lawkers' capacity towards ensuring value for money allotted for development oriented projects.
The meeting, organised by the
Daily Independent gathered that the Chairmen of the
Further investigations revealed that confirmations were received from the
In fact tickets were bought and sent to them to ensure they were in
It was, however, gathered that the Chairman of the
Meanwhile, ECOWAS has expressed worries that gains made by
It has also asked that member states to urgently promote resource accountability by ensuring value for money.
Secretary General of the ECOWAS Parliament,
Dansoko, who was represented by the Commission's Principal Administration Officer, Amuta Onogwu, said: "As you all know, 13 of the 20 top performers for accelerating progress on MDG indicators are also in sub-Saharan Africa.
"Between 1990 and 2005, most countries have achieved universal primary education enrolment rates of 90 per cent or higher, the womenfolk across the continent are becoming more empowered.
"The under-five mortality rate declined 47 per cent between1990 and 2011, while maternal mortality fell 42 per cent in 1990-2010," he siad.
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