Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Bauchi State chapter, Barr. Mohammed Maidoki, has hailed the early presentation of 2020 budget, saying it was a sign of good things to come.
He told Nigeria News Agency in Bauchi on Wednesday that the development would enable a thorough work to be done and the budget passed in earnest.
“I am very happy because the budget presentation was very timely and if quickly implemented, would impact positively on the people of Nigeria.
“My only fear is that, budgets had been presented over the years but there had always been delays in its implementation.
“I am therefore urging the president and his cabinet to put everything in place to see that they implemented the budget in good time,” he said.
In his reaction, a lecturer with the Department of Public Administration, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Dr Jaafar Ibrahim, noted that enough fund was not allocated to the Education sector.
He said what was budgeted for the National Assembly was almost thrice the amount earmarked to revamp the Education sector.
“If you look at the budget proposal, the National Assembly is having about N125bn,while a critical sector like the Education is having only about N48bn.
“This is to tell you that what they are giving the National Assembly is almost tripling what we need to revamp our educational system.
“It is worrisome looking at the level of our education in this country today and the government, despite all the policies, had not been able to match the education system with the type of resources needed to change things around,” he said.
The lecturer also expressed dissatisfaction with the amount allocated to the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in the budget, saying the region with most security challenges should have been given proper attention. (NAN)