Kindly Share This Story: Advocates 50% budgetary allocation for education sector As Nollywood diva, Hilda Dokubo calls for cut in govt officials allowances By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark 2021 Global Action Week on Education, GAWE, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, and other stakeholders, Thursday, told Federal Government that the rising insecurity in Nigeria is traceable to poor funding and sheer neglect of the nation's education sector. Stakeholders made their stand known at a one-day 'National Dialogue on Education Financing' with the theme 'More and Better Financing of Education in Nigeria', held in Abuja, which was organised by ActionAid in collaboration with Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All, CSACEFA, and Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT. Speaking on revenue losses by the federal government for granting corporate tax incentives annually, which amounts to $327 million for import duty exemptions could double allocation to education which currently constitutes 5.68 per cent of the 2021 national budget, the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, said in welcome remarks that the time to change the narrative in the nation's education sector is now as implications for less commitment to it are currently affecting socio-economic life and… Read full this story
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