The Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in the federal constituency, Ben Murray Bruce, has questioned why the Federal Government of Nigeria allocated so much to Defence and Security in the national budget.
According to the self-acclaimed ”common sense senator” who spoke through his Twitter handle, he said the best way to fight insecurity in the country is through education.
What he wrote:
The defence and security budget of Nigeria is 3 times the education & youth development budget. By now, the penny should have dropped. The reason we are arming our soldiers to kill is because we are not arming our youths with skills. Education is the BEST way to fight insecurity.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) April 10, 2019