The study, “Government Budgetary Allocation to the Agricultural Sector and its effect on Agricultural output in Nigeria”, is an attempt at highlighting the quantity and quality of national commitment (through public expenditure/budgetary allocation) to agricultural development over the years. Using government budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector and commercial bank credit to the agricultural sector as our explanatory variables, we examine the effect of government budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector on the output of the agricultural sector. Data were obtained from CBN’s Statistical Bulletin, and NBS’s Annual Abstract of Statistics. Employing the OLS regression technique, our results revealed that Budgetary Allocation to Agricultural Sector has significant effect on agricultural production in Nigeria, and that the relationship between them is strong, positive and significant. Thus, the study recommends that budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector should be increased and monitored, to guarantee food security, employment and overall economic growth and development in Nigeria.
The book Management Issues in Education is another attempt to meet the need of all categories of students in educational management. The topics chosen and discussed in this book were carefully determined from the context of their relevance in bringing some critical areas in educational management into focus.
In a world where the priesthood is facing dire challenges like sexual abuse of children, spiritual aridity, misappropriation of funds and gross materialism among others, there is a need for priests who are well experienced in ministry and have developed themselves not only spiritually but intellectually and psychologically to help their fellow priests live above the challenges of the 21st century. One of those refined priests in Northern Nigeria is Reverend Father Professor Moses Orhungur, a scholar and legend. Fr Moses Orhungur has lived up to this task of helping in guiding and instructing his fellow priests in line with the challenges of the time. This is what Father has done in 2008 at the annual retreat in the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo. In this eight chapter book, Father Orhungur has reflected on the essence of a retreat and the attitude of priests during retreats; the true ideals of the priesthood, the challenges of the Nigerian priests in the 21st century; the collective responsibility of all priests; Mary, our mother and model; a lesson on patience; and the importance of reconciliation. Each of these chapters has a unique message for a contemporary priest and the lay faithful. They offer an outstanding expose’ on the failure and strength of the priesthood. This revolutionary and scholarly message from Father do not only address the problems within the priesthood