Five per cent allocation to education too small – Buhari


Buhari in Paris, promises to increase allocation of education sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to increase the yearly allocation to education sector as the current five per cent to the sector was inadequate.

He said the current allocation to the sector was too small to propel the desired growth of the economy and pointed out that the United Nations target of 26 per cent was ideal.

He assured Nigerians that allocations to the sector would be improved as revenue increases and described education as a major engine for the development of any country.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari gave the assurance when he addressed Nigerian community in Paris, France.

He also said: “We are currently reviewing investments in the entire infrastructure of the country like road, rail and power, including investing more in education. We will certainly need to do more in education.”


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