Nigeria provides a detailed budget for citizens but most of these items are confusing, as ambiguity is prevalent. Items such as “seeds”, “seedlings”, “fertilizers” and so on apply more than thrice.
We have also noticed that expenditure for donor agencies that support agriculture are not included in the budget. This is not right as a citizen does not have a full understanding of how much is actually spent for agriculture.
Simplifying Agriculture Budget:
There is also lack of availability of state budgets, which makes it difficult to explain if they are in compliance which Maputo Declaration, which requires 10% of their budgets for agriculture. It is time that Nigeria makes her budget for agriculture to be clearer and simpler for people to understand. Citizens need to know how government spend their funds and also see the capital implementation report for agriculture budgets.
This is a call to action for government to spend more on agriculture and lead by example!
Can we just #doagric?
If your response is yes, join us in this call to action for government to spend more on agriculture. You can join in two simple steps:
Step 1: Sign the petition at www.one.org/doagric
Step 2: Copy, paste and tweet the lines below and lend your voice to the conversation.
Expenditure for donor agencies such as World Bank that support agriculture is not included in the budget. We need transparency to #DoAgric.
What is the level of capital implementation of agriculture budgets in the previous years? Has this been implemented? #DoAgric
#DoAgric: Join @BudgITng and @ONEinAfrica to advocate for more Government funding in Agriculture: http://www.blcompere.com/doagric4 via @blcompere
Join me and #DoAgric. Sign the petition to get a free track of @iamdbanj’s #CocoaNaChocolate at www.one.org/doagric via @ONEinAfrica
Citizens should know how government spend funds and see the capital implementation report for agriculture budgets. Do you agree? #DoAgric
Items such as “seedlings”, “fertilizers”, “seeds” etc. appear more than thrice in agriculture budgets. Why is this so? #DoAgric
The government needs to adopt more transparency and above all, give priority to agriculture. This is essential. #DoAgric