Thursday, August 18, 2022
Array

2020 budget will impoverish Nigerians – PDP

Must read

Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
- Advertisement -

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the national assembly to redirect the 2020 budget to areas that would better serve the interest of majority of Nigerians.

Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the party, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a N10.33 trillion budget to the joint session of the national assembly.
But Mr Ologbondiyan said the budget mortgage the future of the nation.
According to him, “the core of the budget remains hazy, showing streaks of padding, duplication, replete with false performance indices, deceptive projections and inexplicable expenditure assertions.

“The budget is skewed to serve the interest of the opulent, as projects that have direct bearing on the well-being of the masses were not substantially accommodated in the overall expenditure profile.”

He also criticised what he referred to as allocations for “vague projects”, particularly the ministries of works and housing as well as transportation, where according to him there were of diversion of public funds in the last budget.
While works and housing got N262 billion, 123 billion was allocated to the ministry of transportation.

The spokesperson added that his party was “standing with millions of Nigerian youths and women to reject the paltry budgets of N48 billion for education and N46 billion for health and urges the national assembly to review the allocations in the interest of Nigerians.”

vanguard 
nigeria

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

- Advertisement -
cosgrove

- Website Designed By DEBORIAN.COM, a Nigerian Web Designer and Web Developer -