Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has describe Nigeria’s 2023 budget signed by President Muhammadu Buhari as hopeless.
Total Expenditure provided in the budget is N21.83 trillion while projected revenue is N9.73 trillion.
Quick math shows that the budget has a deficit far higher than the revenue projection at N12 trillion.
The former minister who ran for Presidency in the 2019 elections took to her twitter handle, @obyezeks, on Wednesday, to highlight what she considers a tragic document and urged her followers, “You all better get your PVCs ready because…”
Typical with most posts, reactions were diverse in many ways.
Here is the tweet by the former minister:
Some agreed with Dr. Ezekwesili that the budget has created room for endless borrowing which the economy may not be able sustain.
Others simply blasted her and urged her to divert her energy to resolving the worsening tension in the South Eastern part of the country where she comes from.
See some of the reactions below: