Budget for 2023 will include funding for school security.

Budget for 2023 will include funding for school security.

The 2023 budget features a commitment from the federal government to fund school security. The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated at the safe-school summit held by the Emergency Coordination Center on Thursday in Abuja, "We will ensure we make dedicated budget to assist financing of safety of our schools.


" She mentioned that the federal government would also be pressuring states to take concrete steps to ensure school safety. She stated that discussions were being held with states, local governments, and other important stakeholders to determine the most transparent, efficient, and accountable methods of resource mobilization and deployment.


Ahmed further stated that before the third quarter of this year ends, the national finance plan for the security and safety of schools across the nation would be published. She stated that a committee comprised of representatives from the relevant departments, ministries, and organizations—including the Federal Ministry of Education, the military, and other security agencies—had been established for this purpose by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.


She continued, "The plan will incorporate state level plans as well as Federal Government sectoral plans with an emphasis on ensuring adequate budgetary allocation in order to create a safe learning environment for teaching, learning, and restoring confidence in the educational system.


The committee has been working diligently to compile inputs from relevant MDAs and to develop a national plan for financing safe schools. State, local governments, and other important governmental organizations are now being consulted. The committee is also attempting to determine the best transparent, efficient, and responsible methods of resource mobilization and deployment.


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