Group Kicks against Governors’ Call for Reduction of NASENI’s Grant – THISDAYLIVE

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John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Concerned Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (CCSN) has rejected calls by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) to reduce the one per cent grant to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

The group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the grant to 2 per cent rather than reducing it to 0. 2 per cent as suggested by the state governors.

The NGF, had, while advising the federal government on how to revamp the dwindling economy, suggested that the one per cent grant to NANISE be reduced to 0.2 per cent.

However, the CCSN in a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna by its spokesman, Abdulsalam Kazeem, called on Buhari not to listen to the advice of the governors.

The group maintained that NASENI need more funding considering the fact that it was established to stimulate science, technology, academics as well as boost the country’s economic and industrial transformation.

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Source: Thisday Newspaper