Senator Ben Murray Bruce has always been one to advocate that government must increase its investment in the educational sector of the country, as the only way for the country to move forward.
The lawmaker who represents Bayelsa East at the senate, says when education is well invested in, then crime and all that go with it, are cured.
Speaking on Wednesday on the 2019 budget for education, the senator described as too small, compared to what is budgeted for security.
According Mr Bruce, Nigeria has 65 million youths and children and “we are spending ₦462 billion to educate them”, yet spends “₦500 billion” to fight less than a 100,000 terrorists.
Ben Bruce said: We budget ₦462 billion for education and ₦1.3 trillion for security. We have 65 million youths and children and we are spending ₦462 billion to educate them. We have less than 100,000 terrorists and we are spending over ₦500 billion to fight them. Do you now see the problem?