Obi calls for total review of 2024 budget


By Abiodun OBA


The 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has called for a total review of the 2024 budget for urgent virement of resources to critical areas.

Obi made the call on Monday in a statement shared on his X handle.

He said: “Having followed the controversies trailing the 2024 budget, and having read some of the budgetary provisions and allocations of resources, I wish to respectfully appeal for a total review of the entire budget.

“The Executive and Legislative arms should initiate an immediate review of the budget as it is still in early days of implementation in order to enable them to do urgent virement of resources to critical areas.”

“The nation’s resources should adequately be appropriated to critical areas like security, fighting poverty and solving the challenges of hunger and food insecurity, power supply, especially considering the difficult times that we are in,” he stressed.

According to the Labour presidential candidate, Nigeria has become one of the hungriest nations in the world.

“We have become one of the hungriest nations in the world and one of the most difficult nations in the world to live in, with food prices constantly going out of the reach of most Nigerians. Power supply is abysmally poor, and Nigerians are now mostly in total darkness, as over 60% are without power supply,” Obi lamented.

“We now hold the enviable position of having the highest number of out of school children, with about 20 million out-of-school children. We need to take our children off the streets and give them access to basic education.

“I, therefore, urge our executive and legislative arms to consider the many challenges facing our nation and re-allocate resources to these very critical areas. This is the time for complete sacrifice”.

© 2024, maritimemag. All rights reserved.

NSC recovers N6.1bn in five years from arbitrary port charges, others

Previous article

FG explains status, implications of UK firm MoU on rail project

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Headlines