The Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services Prof. Julius Ihonvbare applauded the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for its proactiveness especially in the area of project implementation and monitoring across states.
The Chairman who said this on Wednesday at the budget defence at the National Assembly, also cited Gombe and Lagos as exemplary states that have been consistent in project and programme implementation.
Other members of the Committee while fielding questions to the Chief Executive of the Commission on programme implementation in the 2021 appropriation decried the level of negligence especially in completion of projects in some states by SUBEB.
The National Assembly while expressing satisfaction in the implementation of activities and programmes of UBEC in the 2021 budget stated that it is willing to partner the Commission in naming and shaming defaulting states, especially states that have failed to access their counter funds and those that are poorly implementing projects across their states.
The members also proposed to seek the consent of the Minister of Education to use percentage of the counter funds for the building of Libraries, fencing of schools and the provision of water supplies to public schools.
The 2022 Budget which is N108,101,599,701.00 is expected to be deducted from the 2% of the Consolidated Revenue Funds (CRF) which is aimed at consolidating on the achievements of the last five years through the education for change policy of Mr. President.
UBEC this week defended its 2022 Budget Estimate at the two chambers of the National Assembly. The Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi was at the National Assembly with Management staff of the Commission for the budget defence.