The security of schools will be appropriated for in the 2023 budget.
This is according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.
She disclosed this in an address at the safe-school summit organised by the Emergency Coordination Center in Abuja.
“In 2023 budget, we will make sure we make specific budget to support financing of safety of our schools,” the minister said.
Ahmed said the Federal Government would also be encouraging states to make specific commitments to the safety of schools.
She further stated that consultations were underway with states, local governments and critical stakeholders to identify the most transparent, effective and accountable ways of mobilising and deploying resources.
Ahmed also disclosed that the national financing plan for the security and safety of schools across the country would be unveiled before the end of the third quarter of this year.
She said her ministry had established a committee with members drawn from the relevant ministries, departments and agencies, including the Federal Ministry of Education, the military and other security agencies, for this purpose.
The committee, according to her, has been working assiduously to collate inputs from relevant MDAs and to develop a national plan for financing safe schools.