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2024 budget unfair to north — Northern senators

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2024 budget unfair to north — Northern senators

Senator Suleman Kawu Sumaila

Published By: Paul Dada

The Northern Senators Forum  comprising  the 58 senators from the north have say  projections and provisions of the N28.7tn 2024 budget are skewed against their region.

The senators also kicked against the relocation of some federal agencies to Lagos.

The senators expressed their position in a statement signed by their spokesperson, Senator Suleiman Kawu Summaila.

The statement  said: “As representatives of the people at the national level (Senate), we are committed to addressing the concerns and feelings of our constituents regarding certain decisions and policies put forth by the Federal Government; and the lopsidedness in the distribution and allocation of resources in the 2024 budget, relocation of some federal agencies from Abuja to Lagos.

“We understand the importance of fostering a harmonious relationship between the government and its citizens, and it is in this spirit that we are announcing our collective efforts to seek an amicable resolution to these pressing issues, within the confines of our constitution and existing laws.

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“First and foremost, let us assure our constituents that we have taken their concerns seriously and are actively engaging with our colleagues to address these matters effectively. We firmly believe in the power of open dialogue and collaboration to bring about positive change for our nation.”

They said: “We acknowledge that our constituents have shown great patience and trust in our abilities thus far. It is now our turn to ask for their continued support and understanding during this critical juncture.”

“We urge our constituents to remain patient as we diligently explore avenues for dialogues, engage in peaceful negotiations, and deploy legal measures where necessary.”

 

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