“We don’t have a steady inflow of money. The envelope system where you will, for instance, have a N200 million worth of projects but given only N20 million is not helping matters.”
At least eight ministers had resigned to contest the just concluded primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The so-called shortlist was purportedly submitted to President Buhari on Tuesday.
Mr Odigie-Oyegun, however, did not mention the names of the aspirants that were cleared or those that were not cleared by the committee.
Mr Onu appealed to the delegates to vote for him as the APC presidential candidate during the party’s convention in Abuja.
Ministers seeking elective poltical offices in the 2023 general elections have resigned their portfolios and had a farewell meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The amount was approved during the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.
Mr Onu maintained that the difference between developed and developing countries was investing in science, technology and innovation.
The engagement was in furtherance of efforts by Mr Buhari to ensure a rancour free and successful National Convention of the party.
According to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, the cumulative savings was between 2017 and 2020.