FG should increase 2019 budget to N15trillion – Expert

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Dr. Tope Kolade Fasua, leading a protest at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in Abuja on Wednesday.
Dr. Tope Kolade Fasua, leading a protest at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in Abuja on Wednesday.
An economic expert and presidential candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Dr. Tope Kolade Fasua, on Wednesday led a protest to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in Abuja, and asked the federal government to increase the 2019 budget from the proposed N8.73trillion to N15trillion.

He said there is need for President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to increase the 2019 budget to enable citizens enjoy more dividends of democracy.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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