Nigerian lawmakers want probe into allocations for education

The House of Representatives has called for a proper investigation into the utilisation of funds released for Nigeria’s education sector in 2019.

The house committee on basic education and services said this during a visit to the ministry of education in Abuja on Tuesday over the implementation of the 2019 budget.

The education minister, Adamu Adamu, during the meeting, said the ministry was only able to achieve 40 per cent implementation of the 2019 budget due to poor budgetary releases and time constraint.

The lawmakers, led by the chairman of the committee, Julius Ihonvbere, earlier said the education sector is underfunded. They appealed to the 774 local governments to fund it at the grassroots level.

“It is obvious that the sector is underfunded, there is no how less than 50…

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