Senator Prof. Sola Adeyeye, while speaking in an interview in Channels Television, compared Nigeria’s current budget with that of Havard, Egypt and South Africa. And the findings will shock you. Read below:
For a nation of about 200 million people, we just passed a budget of $29b, a bit more than the budget of Harvard University for one year.
Egypt with only about a hundred million people passed a budget of about $90b. South Africa with only about 34 million people, that is about 17 percent of the population of Nigeria passed a budget of about of $130b.
We are in a mess. We are pathetically poor and Nigerian politicians are acting as if things are honky-dory. They are not!
Read more of what he said here:
So, Egypt with no oil, has higher budget than us. Havard with no millions in population has higher budget. South Africa, with only 17% of our population has higher budget than us.
How do we expect these entities to take us seriously?!