Senate queries N10bn increase in education ministry personnel cost


The Senate yesterday queried the N10bn increment in the personnel cost of the parastatals under the federal ministry of education as proposed in the 2016 budget estimate.
Speaking during budget defence at the Senate, the minister of state for education, Professor Anthony Onwuka said N98bn was proposed for the personnel cost of all parastatals under the ministry of education this year as against N88.1bn budgeted last year.
A member of the committee, Professor Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun Central) expressed shock over the increase saying “whereas the main ministry, colleges of education, polytechnics, and universities have their personnel cost slashed, that of the parastatals has been increased.”
In her response, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Folasade Yemi-Esan said the personnel cost was collated based on the submission of the institutions.
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