Tinubu’s 2024 Budget Aims To Glorify Mediocrity, Impoverish Nigerians – Falalu Bello


The National Chairman of The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Falalu Bello, has raised concerns over the 2024 budget submitted to the National Assembly by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stating that it is geared towards perpetuating the impoverishment of Nigerians.

Bello made this revelation In a statement titled ‘The Appropriation Bill: Seeing Beyond Semantics,’ he criticized the government’s actions, contending that despite claims of inheriting a depleted treasury, the administration’s appointments and budget assumptions reveal a lack of commitment to national development.

Bello expressed skepticism about the government’s dedication to providing “renewed hope” and asserted that the budget reflected a continuation of past policies that favored a few oligarchs.

He urged Nigerians not to place hope in the 2024 budget, describing it as a cosmetic endeavor that glorifies mediocrity and perpetuates the impoverishment of the population.

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He stated, “Indeed, this government is still a relic of the past that is jealously protecting the few oligarchs as it does not have a path to the good future we seek as a nation.

“This, though, is not surprising as it is a continuation of an APC eight years administration we advised Nigerians not to reelect.”

“A critical look and review of the sectoral allocation of funds further reveal the level of thinking of the people in government today, the somewhat deceitful approaches to revenue generation and spending and clear absence of any strategic thinking of how best to get us out of the doldrums.

“The 2024 budget as seen and analysed in this address is one on which Nigerians should not place hope on to promote development and protect their welfare.

“It is just a cosmetic that is aimed at glorifying mediocrity and continuous impoverishment of our people, he emphasized.

“It’s our hope that the Town Hall Meetings by the two Chambers of National Assembly will serve as an avenue to hear from Nigerians and to redress some of the issues raised by us and many other concerned Nigerians so that we may have a decent place to call our country,” Bello concluded.