Padding: Obi calls for review of 2024 budget

Padding: Obi calls for review of 2024 budget

The presidential candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised the executive and legislative arms of government to immensely review the 2024 budget in order to deploy funds to critical areas.

Obi said this in response to controversies trailing the 2024 budget.

According to him, it’s still not too late in the day for the Appropriations Act to be revisited in order to ensure that public resources go to critical areas, such as like security, poverty alleviation and agriculture, among others.

Obi, who said this in a series of tweets on his verified X handle yesterday, wrote: “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 the early days of implementation to enable them 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, and power supply, especially considering the difficult times that we are in.

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