STATE GOVTS ARE SPENDING UBE MONEY ON OTHER THINGS- FALANA RAISES ALARM

Femi Falana A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has raised the alarm over the alleged diversion of Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund by the state governments. The senior lawyer said in a statement yesterday that  every Nigerian child is entitled to free and compulsory education from primary to junior secondary school. “But no state government has seriously implemented the programme,”Falana said. He accused majority of state governments of refusing to contribute counterpart fund to assess the UBE fund. “Last year, the federal government accepted…

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