2019 budget: FG spends stipend N3bn on primary education’s capital projects

By Philip Shimnom Clement

The federal government through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is set to spend only a token of N3bn on capital projects across the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory.
This is coming as the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government promised to revive the educational sector of the country starting from the basic level up to the tertiary level.
However, breakdown of the budget as seen by Governance News shows that a total of N113 billion was allocated to the Commission in the 2019 budget out of which N110 billion representing about 95% of the budget is to be spent on recurrent expenditure.
The capital budget is expected to cater for completion of the ongoing projects across Nigerian primary schools.
By the above figure, it means every state including Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will roughly get N81million naira for capital projects at the primary level.
The Universal Basic Education Commission, is the agency of government saddled with the administration and welfare of primary education in the country.