Home / News / SERAP Reports Buhari To UN For Cutting Health, Education Budgets

SERAP Reports Buhari To UN For Cutting Health, Education Budgets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has reported the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to the United Nations for cutting the budgetary allocation to education and health care.

Read Also: Slash Of Health, Education Budgets Shows Buhari’s Govt Doesn’t Care About Nigerians – PDP

In the petition, the group urged the UN to ask the government to shelve the plan to spend N27 billion on renovating the National Assembly complex.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, said the petition was sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Koumbou Boly Barry; UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Dainius Puras; and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Olivier De Schutter.

Read Also: Lockdown: UK Bans Citizens From Having Sex With Outsiders

It said, “The budget cuts show failure to address the growing economic and social inequality in the country and to genuinely address the consequences of COVID-19 on the poor and marginalised groups.

“Nigeria’s budget deficits are caused by excessive expenditures on politicians’ allowances and mismanagement.

Read Also: Buhari Asks NASS To Approve $5.5bn Loan For Revised 2020 Budget, COVID-19

“Nigerian authorities would only be able to commit to fiscal discipline if they prioritise cutting the allowances of lawmakers and the costs of governance in general, rather than cutting critical funding for healthcare and education.

Read Also: Suspect Linked To Murder Of UNIBEN Student Arrested

“We believe that alternative policies and measures, such as reducing the costs of governance, including the excessive allowances for high-ranking public officials and the lawmakers, would have been a more appropriate solution to addressing budget deficits, as this would increase the available resources for healthcare and education, which in turn would contribute to reducing socio-economic inequality.”

About Ademola Aderele

Check Also

Senate President

Only NDE Will Manage Recruitment Of 774,000 Nigerians – Lawan

Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, has said only the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) …

How Shehu Sani Collected $15,000 Bribe from Me – Victim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, July 6, 2020 presented two more …

WhatsApp Newsbreak