Social analyst and lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin Mr. Adegbite has reacted to the 2024 Appropriation Bill figures revealed by the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, amid growing concerns about the government’s inability to fulfill promises made in previous budgets, presented the 2024 Appropriation Act to the joint National Assembly on Wednesday.
Speaking to RoyalTimes, Adegbite acknowledged the routine nature of budget announcements but highlighted their lack of tangible impact on citizens’ lives.
“It is sad that we just keep hearing the announcements of the budgets, nothing significant has really changed for us in the country,” remarked Adegbite, reflecting the disillusionment among many citizens.
Adegbite emphasized the importance of the government aligning its actions with budgetary allocations. “We urge the government to be true to what they promise us and to also work according to the budget for the year,” he added, stressing the need for accountability and implementation of proposed plans.