The House Speaker of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has made it known to the house member that he will not sign the 2021 budget if it does not meet up with the demands and yearnings of protesters, and the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Speaker said this during the House of Representative plenary session yesterday. He made it clear to the house member, that the budget is supposed to address issues bothering the nation and not to be silent on the plight of the governed.
He said, “I will not sign on the 2021 budget that does not include adequate provision for those who have suffered violence and brutality at the hands of police in Nigeria in the last decade. I will not sign off on a budget that does not meet the reasonable demand of ASUU to which government has already acceded”.
In addition, Hon Gbajabiamila said, “there is no better time to rethink a better system of funding for higher education in Nigeria, the current system does a great disservice to children and our country and we must commit to changing it so that we can free our institution to higher learning to the citadels were innovation strive and excellent is a given”.
He promised that the house over the week will embark on a visit to the families of those who lost their loved ones during the protest.
He assured Nigerians upon their return, the house will pass on the electoral reform bill on time for the next generation election in order to improve the election processes in Nigeria.