The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the Federal 25, 2023 election, Peter Obi has described the current Government of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) as totally uncaring.
Responding to a journalist’s question at his global press conference on Monday on the controversial supplementary budget presented to the National Assembly by the Tinubu administration, Obi said that channeling supplementary budget to individual elite needs rather than the welfare of the people is the height of insensitivity.
“Supplementary budget is a budget made for very important national welfare needs of the people that is not captured originally in the main budget or does not have adequate funding.
For example, Nigeria today we read it recently from the United Nations, and World Food Organization that up to 26.5 million Nigerians will go hungry next year.
Of this number largely from Sokoto, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, and Zamfara systems, children are the most vulnerable to food insecurity. There is a serious risk of mortality among children attributed to acute malnutrition.
Obi said that it is with serious issues of this nature of national importance that we can go for a supplementary budget.