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Health, education get low allocations as Buhari presents 2020 budget before National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday presented the year 2020 budget estimates to a joint session of the National Assembly.

Buhari, who arrived the National Assembly chambers at about 2 p.m., presented the budget to lawmakers under atmosphere free of rancour unlike last year.

Mr. President during the declaration said that N125 billion was allocated to the National Assembly while N110 billion was allocated to the Judiciary.

For allocations to ministries, the president affirmed the following allocations to respective ministries.

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Works and Housing says N262 billion

Transportation says N123 billion

UBEC says N112 billion

Defence says N100 billion

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Agriculture says N83 billion

Water Resources says N82 billion

Education says N48 billion

Health says N46 billion

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North East Dec Commission says N38 billion

SIPs says N30 billion

FCT says N28 billion

Niger Delta says N24 billion

in spite of that, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan in his speech charged all government ministries, departments and agencies to defend their proposals before lawmakers before the end of October.

He also said the lawmakers should ensure the budget got passed before the end of the year.

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