‘2020 Budget not in Nigeria’s Interest’ – PDP Cries Out

Published On: October 9, 2019, 7:03 am (1 year ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola

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, made the assertion in a statement on Tuesday after President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a N10.33 trillion budget to the joint session of the national assembly.

According to Ologbondiyan, the budget mortgage the future of the nation.

“The core of the budget remains hazy, showing streaks of padding, duplication, replete with false performance indices, deceptive projections and inexplicable expenditure assertions,” he said.

“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.

He 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.”

Posted: (1 year ago) on 9-10-2019 07:03 AM | Hero
APC=PDP, whatever crime APC is committing today, they learnt from PDP...so please shut the f*ck up mr publicity secretary!
Posted: (1 year ago) on 9-10-2019 07:31 AM | Hero
Which of d budget dat benefit d masses for d 16yrs of PDP, shot up ur mouth Jobless man. As long as North, S. South, S. East nd S. West are together, notin will work in dis Country bcos everyone is fightin for himsef nd their family. We are too divided nd sectional, no one cares for d Country
Posted: (1 year ago) on 9-10-2019 08:03 AM | Upcoming
Budget Has Never Been in our favour even from your govt....So wipe the tears PDP....You thought them all they know about budgets

Posted: (1 year ago) on 9-10-2019 09:45 AM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: scottchris on  9-10-2019 09:45 AM
Budget Has Never Been in our favour even from your govt....So wipe the tears PDP....You thought them all they know about budgets

Did PDP even have budget? I cant remember how many times PDP presented budget to the legislative during the 16 years.
Also, what was the total sum budget of PDP even when crude oil was at the high rate of average $100/ba

Posted: (1 year ago) on 9-10-2019 12:54 PM | Gistmaniac