2020 BUDGET WILL NOT SERVE NIGERIANS INTEREST- PDP

By Godson Ikiebey-

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.

This was stated by the national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan. 

He gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. 

President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a N10.33 trillion budget to the joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday. 

However, Ologbondiyan said the budget will mortgage the future of the nation. He said: 

“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”. 

Ologbondiyan 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.

According to him, the PDP 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”. 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: