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Again, Obi Spots Mind-blowing Misplaced Priorities in 2024 Budget

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…..Says Nation Budgeting N10b for Car Parks, Recreational Facilities And N1b for Hostels in 12 Tertiary Institutions Isn’t Normal

The Labour Party 2023 Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has again cried out after spotting obvious financial recklessness and misplacement of priorities in the allocation of funds by the federal government in its budgetary allocations.

In a statement signed by the chief spokesman for the Peter Obi Media Reach (POMR), Dr Yunusa Tanko, noted that Obi described as unacceptable the continued deployment of public resources to nonessential areas of development.

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The LP standard’s bearer highlights the poor and embarrassing position of Nigeria in the global average in school enrollment, yet the government is budgeting a paltry N1 billion for the construction of Hostels in 12 Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria while N10 billion is going for the building of car parks and recreational facilities.

The statement quoted the former Anambra State Governor as writing on his X platform, saying, “As the giant of Africa which we are, I remain concerned about our fiscal indiscipline as a nation.

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“Imagine the situation in our Education sector where the global average of Secondary School enrollment is above 80%, while Nigeria is 28%.

“The global Average of Tertiary School enrollment is above 55%, while Nigeria is less than 15%.

“Yet our budget for the National Assembly Car Parks is N6 billion.
The budget for the National Assembly Recreational Facilities is N4 billion.

“Approved for the Construction of Hostels in 12 tertiary Institutions is just N1 billion.

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“It is time for us to stop this financial indiscipline and embrace financial discipline by prioritizing the allocation of resources to the critical areas of human and national development”, the POMR Spokesman quoted Obi to have stated.

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Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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