N41bn UBEC grants: Accord Party raises alarm in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 22 August 2021 | 999 times

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The Accord Party in Anambra has raised the alarm over the revelation by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) that N41 billion matching grant of the State is lying fallow in its office.

 

It said the development is not healthy for the growth of education in the State

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Hamid Boboyi, a few days ago disclosed over N41.06 billion grants belonging to Anambra remained unaccessed since 2017.

Addressing party members on Saturday, Anambra Deputy Governorship candidate of Accord Party, Sir Kenneth Obi, blamed the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led government for what he described as a big mistake

Obi is the running mate to Dr Godwin Maduka, who dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) recently because of unresolved court cases in the party.

He said the implication of such huge mistake was that students would continue to suffer, lamenting the poor state of many primary schools across the State would not improve

UBEC made the revelation while presenting the 2020 Capital Budget Performance to the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education

The commission stated that Anambra State failed to access the fund in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Obi, a director in Oasis Medical UK and a Director in Atlantic Oil Services UK before joined politics, assured the Accord Party would redress such anomalies of elected.

“The blueprint of Accord Party for the educational sector will pitch Anambra children to compete favourably with their counter parts across the globe,” he said.

(The Nation)


Source: News Express

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