Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to ensure that a minimum of 21 percent of the federal budget is devoted to education if he wins the presidential ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and eventually wins the elections. Atiku stated this in a tweet on his verified page on Saturday.
“I pledge that if I am chosen by the @OfficialPDPNig, to be its Presidential candidate, & if subsequently elected President by Nigerians, I will go above & beyond @UN recommendations & ensure a minimum of 21% of the Federal budget is devoted to education,” he wrote.
This comes hours after former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, vowed never to support Atiku’s presidential ambition. According to Obasanjo, God will never forgive him if he backs his ex-Deputy.