The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the 2018 appropriation bill of N9.12 trillion.
A statement by NANS Senate President, Mr Taiwo Bamigbade in Abuja on Wednesday called for comprehensive implementation of the budget by the government.
He said the appropriation bill was presented early enough to the National Assembly precisely on November 7, 2017.
Bamigbade said the bill was abandoned at the detriment of the masses who bear the negative effects until now.
“NANS as an unbiased national students’ body hereby pledges unalloyed support to President Buhari administration’s efforts to move the country forward.
“We will also support the President to put up viable mechanisms in place to ensuring that the increment from N8.61trillion to N9.12 trillion reflects accordingly vis-à-vis infrastructural developments and capital projects enlisted in the budget.
” Particularly in the constituency projects adduced as the reason for the increment by the National Assembly.” Bamigbade said.
According to him, the Nigerian students are not different from the neglected youths over the years, and we have risen from our slumber of many decades.
He added that NANS would no longer allow public officeholders to toy with the future of the youths as usual.
He said all capital projects included in the 2018 budget must be identified, especially constituency projects, and implemented
He, therefore, commended the president for his political will and selflessness so far in redressing some of the monumental abnormality in the system.