Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, lamented the alleged diversion of funds meant for the provision of compulsory primary and secondary education in some states.
Atiku appealed to the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to ensure that states found to have misappropriated such funds were penalized.
He also called on the National Assembly to impose taxation on education.
The former Vice President said this at a one day public hearing on the Modibbo Adama University Yola, Adamawa State, (Establishment etc), Bill 2019 and the University of Agriculture and Technology Funtua, Katsina State, (Establishment, etc), Bill 2019, organized by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, at the National Assembly, Abuja.
Atiku said: “When we were in…