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Health, education get low allocations as Buhari presents 2020 budget before National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has itemised allocations to Ministries, Departments and Agencies as laid out in the 2020 appropriation bill.

Speaking at the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, the President, who named the bill a “Budget of Fiscal Consolidation for 2020,” noted that allocations to some MDAs as laid out in the budget are as follows:

Works & Housing — N262bn

Transportation — N123bn

UBEC — N112bn

Defence — N100bn

Agriculture — N83bn

Water — N82bn

Niger Delta – N81bn

Education — N48bn

Health — N46bn

NEDC – N38bn

SIP – N30bn

FCT – N28bn

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