Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader, has rejected the allocation to Women Affairs Ministry in the 2016 budget.
Remi Tinubu rejects N4bn allocation to women ministry
While advocating that the allocation be increased, she said N4billion allocated to the Ministry suggests that the APC has used and dumped Nigerian women.
While advocating that the allocation be increased, she said N4billion earmarked for the Ministry suggests that the APC has used and dumped Nigerian women.
She said: “if the allocation in the budget was not jerked up.
“The allocation to women in this budget is the least ever. Less than N4bn was allocated to women when capital projects alone are N3bn. This is not going to go down well. I think the women have been used and dumped after elections.
“This is not going to go down well with us at all and this is why I'm calling for the upward review of the allocation to women, otherwise we will incur the wrath of women”.
Mrs Tinubu, who also the the chairman of the Senate Committee on Women Affairs urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to address the issue during budget defence.
“When it gets to the committee level, we should find means to adjust the allocation," she said.
The Senator had earlier expressed displeasure in the Muhamadu Buhari-led APC government, saying it is failing in its promise to bring "change" to the country.
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