National Assembly gets N125bn more than education, health together

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President Muhammadu Buhari presenting 2020 budget to the national assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting 2020 budget to the national assembly

The National Assembly was allocated N125 billion in the 2020 budget more than education (N48 billion), health (N46 billion) and Social Investment Programme (30 billion) altogether.

In the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital he catogorised the money to the National Assembly as a ‘Statutory Transfers’.

President Buhari said the sum of N556.7 billion is provided for Statutory Transfers in the 2020 budget and includes:

N125 billion for the National Assembly;

N110 billion for the Judiciary;

N37.83 billion for the North East Development Commission (NEDC);

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N44.5 billion for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF);

N111.79 billion for the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC); and

N80.88 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which is now supervised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

“We have increased the budgetary allocation to the National Human Rights Commission from N1.5 billion to N2.5 billion. This 67 per cent increase in funding is done to enable the Commission to perform its functions more effectively,” President Buhari said.

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