The Labour Party (LP) has advised the federal government to divert the $1 billion Boko Haram fund to other sectors of the economy.
The party’s national chairman, Mike Omotosho, said this in a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday.
According to him, poverty is ravaging the land and millions of jobs are being lost across the country.
The LP thus called on the Buhari to use the money and fix these things so that the country will be better.
“Take education for instance, university lecturers have been paid half salaries since December 2015 and are being owed N619billion quoting ASUU,’’ he said.
“In a country that is grappling with abject poverty and hunger, the government is duty bound to use such huge sum not only for security but education and other crucial sectors that are currently begging for attention.
“Government’s claim of deploying such fund to security in the North East alone when million of people are losing jobs daily and civil servants are being owed salaries among other ills is antithetical to equal opportunity and social justice.
“As a party, that cares about the welfare of the people, we know the importance of winning the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the North East because of the colossal damage and ruins it has done to our nation.”