2016 Budget: Tinubu Rejects N4bn Allocation To Women Affairs Ministry, Describes Figure As “Least Ever”

Oluremi Tinubu

The senator representing Lagos Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Oluremi Tinubu, on Tuesday faulted the meagre allocation to Women Affairs Ministry in the 2016 budget.

Senator Tinubu, who is Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women Affairs, made this position known while contributing to the debate on the general principles of the 2016 budget proposal during plenary today.

According to her, the allocation of N4bn to the Ministry indicated that the Nigerian women have been used and dumped by her party, the APC, warning that the party would incur the wrath of women in the country “if the allocation in the budget was not jerked up”.

“The allocation to women in this budget is the least ever. Less than N4bn was allocated to women when capital projects alone are N3bn. This is not going to go down well. I think the women have been used and dumped after elections.

“This is not going to go down well with us at all and this is why I’m calling for the upward review of the allocation to women, otherwise we will incur the wrath of women”, Mrs. Tinubu, who is wife of the National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said.

She, therefore, urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to look into the allocation to women during budget defence.

“When it gets to the committee level, we should find means to adjust the allocation”, she said.