2024 Budget will Address hunger in the Land – Sen. Adeola
2024 Budget will Address hunger in the Land - Sen. Adeola
Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Ogun West) , the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, has assured Nigerians that the 2024 appropriation bill of N28.7trillion signed into law would put an end to hunger in the land.
Adeola stated this on Wednesday in Ilaro, Yewa South local government area of Ogun state while speaking with newsmen at the sideline of a New Year Thanksgiving party celebration he organised to appreciate his constituents in Ogun West and supporters across Ogun State.
The senator reiterated that President Bola Tinubu is determined to end the economic hardship faced by Nigerians, as evident with the immediacy with which he signed the 2024 budget into law.
He explained that out of the N28.7trillion appropriation bill signed by the president, Agricultural alone gulped over N300billion, saying that it was a sign that the present administration meant business.
He also added that the country would be concentrating so much on food production this year (2024).
” As you can see, the president has signed the appropriation bill into law , we now have a N28.7trillion appropriation bill and out of which Agricultural alone is taking over N300billion.
” What that simply means is that the government of the day is determined to end hunger in the country and will be doing so much in the area of food production .
“President Tinubu has even, in a way by proxy, supported school feeding in our various schools across the country, and in doing that, local production of food in the country is ensured.
“Also In ending hunger in the land, we (the lawmakers) have done so much in the appropriation act that was just recently signed by Mr President to ensure food security in Nigeria,” he said.
Adeola stressed that the 2024 budget would cater for all other areas that would bring about meaningful development to the nooks and crannies of the country.
Speaking on his new year celebration party, he stated that the only way to express appreciation to his supporters was to bring them together, thank them and appreciate God for giving them all the opportunity to witness another year.
He promised that Ogun West Senatorial district would witness a representation that would be second to none in the history of the district.
” We have started a lot of developmental projects across the length and breath of the senatorial districts in the area of education, health, road construction, security and also engaged in activities that will assist, financially, the good people of Ogun West Senatorial District.” he said
Among the personalities at the event in his country home in Ilaro- Yewaincluded, wife of Ogun governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun , Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Salako.
Others included Ogun State APC Chairman, Yemi Sanusi, House of Representative member, Afolabi Afuape, Hon. Kunle Adeyemi, traditional rulers and Ogun House of Assembly members among others.