The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on measures to take to better the lives of Nigerians at this time of global crisis.
Atiku while reacting to the slash of the 2020 budget by the Federal Government, as announced by the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday tweeted, “And beyond a budget slash, Nigeria needs a budget realignment, to redirect expenditure away from running a massive bureaucracy, into social development sectors like education, infrastructure, and above all, healthcare.
“We must invest in the goose that lays the golden egg – the Nigerian people.
“These are the types of sacrifices that we need in a time of crisis. We do not need empty gestures that will lead to empty treasuries.”