“Cut Down On Humongous Allocations To Ruling Class In 2024” – Labour Party Tells Tinubu


The Labour Party has advised the Federal Government to cut down “humongous” fund allocations dedicated to the comfort of the ruling class in the 2024 budget.

In a Special New Year message signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, the party said more attention should be given to the welfare and security of the lives and properties of Nigerians.

The party said the 2024 budget shows insensitivity and lack of empathy on the part of the APC-led administration, as the critical sectors of the economy should have been prioritized.

Ifoh said, “As we bid the year 2023 farewell and usher in 2024, we, in the Labour Party, pray that God intervenes and brings succour to us all as Nigerians have been exposed to untold hardships because of maladministration and insensitive government policies.

“While we pray, we also advise Nigerians to take a closer look at budgetary provisions and sectorial allocations in the 2024 budget.

“Without a doubt, the President Bola Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress administration has displayed disdain for the security and welfare of Nigerians.

“Looking at the 2024 budget, we cannot fail to notice the undue attention given to the comfort of those in power to the detriment of the majority of Nigerians.

“Critical sectors of the economy such as Education and Health were allocated N1.27tr and N1.33tr, representing 7.9 and 4.8 per cent of the entire budget, respectively.

“This is in a budget which has items like N3bn for Senate Car Park, N1bn for Constitution Review, N78.62bn for the House of Representatives and N36.727bn for the National Assembly Office, N4bn for National Assembly Recreation Centre, among other unbelievable allocations.

“It is our hope that those concerned will have a rethink and put the welfare and security of ordinary Nigerians first in the coming year; it is not too late to revisit the 2024 budget.”


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