The Academic Staff Union of Universities has accused the President, Muhammadu Buhari of slashing budgets stated for health and education in the proposed 2020 revised budget.
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ASUU stated that the proposed cut on the budget by the Buhari regime depicted the lack of understanding of the precarious state of things in the country’s health and education sectors.
The Federal Government proposed a slash of N111.78bn UBEC budget to N61.02bn and a cut of 26.51bn from the N44.49bn allocated to basic health care.
The association also opposed on the alleged poor handling of the social intervention funds for the vulnerable in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.
The union, in a statement signed by the ASUU chairman, University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, in Ibadan on Sunday, said the government failed to learn from the challenges of covid-19.
“He added” that a progressive government will pay attention to health and education instead of allocating funds for unnecessary things.
It accused the Buhari administration of rendering over 30,000 lecturers and their dependants vulnerable by stopping lecturers’ salaries.