2018 Budget: Lagos lawmaker advocates more allocation to education

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FILE PHOTO: Students in the classroom.

A lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Olusola Sokunle, has called for more budgetary allocation to education sector to position the nation rightly in the path of development.

Sokunle, representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency I at the assembly, spoke on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of 100 youths under the 6th batch of his Free Computer Training Programme in Oshodi.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday presented a budget proposal of N8.6 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly.

The budget tagged “Budget of Consolidation’’ represents an increase of 16 percent from the 2017 budget estimate.

In the budget, education sector got only 7.04 percent of the 8.6 trillion 2018 budget, which was much lower than the 26 percent of national budget recommended by the United Nations.

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