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NUC budgets N8m for Research, N85m for Vehicles



NUC budgets N8m for Research, N85m for Vehicles - BellaNaija

The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in its 2018 budget has earmarked N8 million for research and development, Punch reports.

In a copy of the 2018 budget proposal perused by Punch, it was revealed that N85,351,433 was budgeted for the “purchase of motor vehicles.”

Also in the budget was salaries of N1,434,223,306; N3,357,885 for maintenance of office furniture; and N60,075,664 for maintenance of office buildings and residential quarters.

N9,739,246 was also budgeted for the maintenance of generators at the secretariat.

The total expenditure budgeted for the year 2018 amounted to N4,122,549,530.


  1. nd babe

    November 22, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Exellent choices. Who needs research when white people can do all the research and we can just copy from them even if it is not generalizable to us? We need expensive jeeps to convey the bosses to and from work. They also need their personal and work homes refurbished with the finest furniture from Dubai. It is their lot in life as civil servants.

    • momo

      November 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      this sums up our black mentality ..never concerned about the future only what you can consume today

    • truth

      November 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      My dear, lack of foresight and sound mind is a sad thing to lose in our country. Imagine instead of the majority of the money going into proper verifiable research to help develop Naija for the better, these civil servants want to live the life of big men like their political counterparts. May God help our generation and parents generation and engulf them with wisdom because truly that is one thing we greatly need in nigeria.

    • Engoz

      November 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Honestly, something is really, REALLY wrong with us. 8 million naira for research and development? Jeez! Some weddings on Bella cost more than that. It is really paining me I’m being ruled by fools. How did these people get into these jobs? Did they do juju on us? Is it hard to find sensible Nigerians to head positions?

  2. momo

    November 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    this sums up our black mentality ..never concerned about the future only what you can consume today

  3. ms.jake

    November 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    misplaced priorities…SMH!

  4. nene+

    November 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Just negodu!
    This is the typical story of Africa. “The fruit don’t fall far from the tree”….African adage. Our story of backwardness is self inflicted.
    A white professor in England or Germany …would not mind riding on a bicycle to school., but a third world half baked lecturer prefers automobile to research.

    Bye West and Central Africa. East and North Africa are doing better.

  5. Asake

    November 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Maybe they are conducting automobile research

  6. Bleed Blue

    November 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I read the headline 3 or 4 times, certain that BN had made some kind of mistake in placing the figures.

    To click open the story and find that it’s no mistake is very depressing.

    Are we serious in this country? Will we ever get serious?

  7. Pappy

    November 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Yepa ………….. naija is gone

  8. Student

    November 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Aye won ti ta pau bi ibon??

  9. John

    November 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I said it before when I die, the first question I will ask my maker… is who the hell was in charge of creating the black race?… did u left it for some amatuer or what?….I will hustle spirituallly not to come back as a black person if possible.


    November 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Who s the retard that coined the motto of our National University Commission? We need to replace this stupid motto with something better. Eight million Naira is a pitiful amount compared to how much President Mohamodu Buhari alone spent on (his own health ) himself this year. How do we go about sharing this meager sum of money between all the Federal Universities in Nigeria. This is an insult to the Nigerian education system. Nigeria government must do better to encourage our Universities to conduct researches which will benefit Nigeria and Africa at large by allocating substantial sums of money for research. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  11. urban haven

    November 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Dumb ass University Commission (NUC), in this day and age when societies are advancing with new innovations to improve their economy. No wonder they are still using outdated materials to lecture students in the useless universities.
    Why do we have retards in leadership positions in this god forsaken country called Nigeria?
    How can you budget so low on research and that much on stupid cars that are liabilities?

  12. Victor Adegoke

    November 23, 2017 at 6:22 am

    No wonder,we are underdeveloped as a Nation. Our problem is self-inflicted.

  13. Luqman

    November 23, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Nigeria usually prioritizes on frivolities and they will be thinking why are we lagging behind in everything? 8 M for research and the research paper will eventually end up with Iya Basira wey dey sell Dundun and Akara. When the water don pass gaari, na to just dey laugh….lol

  14. Ndidi

    November 23, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I weep for my dear country Nigeria!!!!!!

  15. ademola

    December 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

    chai, our so called fathers need cane

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