ASUU WARNS FG AGAINST CUTTING DOWN BUDGET
Written by thereachfm on April 13, 2020
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the budget of Health and Education sectors in the proposed 2020 revised budget.
A statement signed by the Chairman of the Union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole, said it is now obvious that government has not learnt anything from the COVID-19 pandemic on the precarious state of facilities in Nigeria’s health and education sectors.
The federal government is proposing a slash of 50.76billion from the 111.78billion budgeted for UBEC to bring it down to 61.02billion and a cut of 26.51billion from the 44.49billion allocated to Basic Healthcare to bring it down to 17.98billion Naira.