7 sound bites from President Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation

Highlights of N8.83tr 2019 budget proposal by President Buhari
President Buhari presenting the 2019 budget proposal to the National Assembly.

Below are some key quotes from the presentation of the N8.83 trillion 2019 budget proposal of the Federal Government by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly, Abuja on Wednesday:


“We have done more work with less resources in agriculture, and social investment.”


“May I appeal to the Honourable members that the world is watching us and we are supposed to be above this (shouting and rancorous beaviour).”


“We simply prioritised the completion of ongoing projects over introduction of new one.”


“I am committed to the minimum wage. I will be sending a bill to you on this.”


“Every child counts; this is the guiding principle of our nation’s educational system.”


“We will be establishing a health care system that prioritises the primary health care.”


“In the railway sector, we completed the Abuja-Kaduna rail line and the Abuja metropolis rail line. The Ajaokuta-Itakpe and Lagos-Kano rail line are on course. A significant progress has been made on the Lagos-Ibadan part of the project.” 

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