BUDGET BREAKDOWN SPEECH BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF FINANCE, PLATEAU STATE, ALHAJI SANI A. YAHAYA, THE 2018 BUDGET BREAKDOWN HELD IN THE CONFERENCE HALL OF CABINET OFFICE, JOS ON THURSDAY 08th FEBRUARY, 2018.
Good morning Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen
May I start this Press Briefing by thanking you all for finding time to attend this important event which precedes the signing of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by his Excellency Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong. Todays briefing is aimed at giving the detailed breakdown of the 2018 Budget to members of the public for better understanding of projects and programmes this Rescue Administration intends to achieve. However, as a responsible, transparent and accountable Government, it is necessary to give a brief account of our stewardship and achievements of 2017 Fiscal Year.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 BUDGET PERFORMANCE.
The 2017 budget, tagged BUDGET OF RESCUE AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING” was aimed at building confidence of the people of the state on this administration. To this end a budget of One Hundred and Thirty Nine Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety Four Million, Three Hundred and Eight Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Six naira (N139,494,308,256.00) only was appropriated. This was made up of Sixty Nine Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty Two Million, Six Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety Five Naira (N69,362,699,295.00) only was for Recurrent Expenditure and Seventy Billion, One Hundred and Thirty One Million, Six Hundred and Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred Sixty One Naira (N70,131,608,961.00) only was for Capital Expenditure.
Due to increase Government activities and the need to provide critical infrastructures in the State as well as sufficient provisions in some sub-heads in some MDAs, a supplementary budget of Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Forty Eight Million, Four Hundred and Twenty Nine Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty Five Naira (N12,648,429,385.00) only was also passed by the State House of Assembly. Out of this approval, One Billion, Seven Hundred and One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,701,500,000.00) only was for Recurrent Expenditure, while Ten Billion, Nine Hundred and Forty Six Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty Nine Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty Five Naira (N10,946,929,385.00) only was for Capital Expenditure. This brought the total Revised Budget Estimate to One Hundred and Fifty Two Billion, One Hundred and Forty-Two Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty-One Naira (N152,142,737,641.00) only, reviewing-up Recurrent and Capital expenditures to N71,064,199,295.00 and N81,078,538,346.00 respectively.
The Table below shows the breakdown of the Revenue Profile for the year under review.
APPROVED REV. 2017
JAN DEC. 2017
Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)
Statutory Revenue Allocation (SRA)
Others (NNPC Ex. Gain Diff., Excess, PPT. etc
APPROVED REV. 2017
JAN DEC. 2017 N
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Refunds from Paris Club
Internal Loans (Deficit Financing)
During the period under review, the sum of Fifty-Nine Billion, Five Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Three Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Forty One Naira, Fifty Five Kobo (₦59,595,316,541.55) only representing 85.92 percent was expended as Recurrent Expenditure against the approved Recurrent Estimate of Sixty-Nine Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty-Two Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira (N69,362,699,295.00) only.
The detail of the recurrent expenditure is presented in the table below:-
ITEM OF EXP.
JAN DEC. 2017 N
Personnel Cost: (Salaries)
Consolidated Rev, Fund Charges
REVIEW OF THE 2017 CAPITAL BUDGET PERFORMANCES.
The sum of N16,148,328,533.98 was spent on various projects representing 22.01% of the approved Capital Estimate as highlighted below.
WORKS AND TRANSPORT.
In its philosophy of completing ongoing projects started by previous administration, we have completed some of the roads while others are receiving desired attention from various contractors working hard to complete them. Some of these roads include;
Secretariat Junction Fly-over
Dong-Rantiya-Gyel Road Network
Dualisation of Old Airport junction-Rayfield-Bukuru with Spur to Dogon Karfe-Kugiya-Gbandang and New Government House;
Construction of Kufang-Wildlife Park with Spur to D. Y. Bali and Bitrus Rwang Pam Road
Gungi-Shiwer-Dokpai with Spur to Tiplik
Foron-Bakin Kogi- Kadunu-Gindiri
Jos-Mazah-Angware-Buyo Road (II)
Langtang-Garkawa-Yelwa-Shendam with Spur to Lalin
Dualisation of TAEN Junction-Bukuru-Yakubu Gowon Express way Kugiya Rahol Kanang Junctio
Mangu-Sabon Layi (COCIN Rehabilitation Center)
Construction of Rukuba Road Miango-Dochai with Spur to Nigerian College of Accountancy Vom-Farin Lamba-Kassa Jengre-Amo-Katako Road
Pankshin-Lankan-Dyis-Sihin with Spur to Asa
Europharm-Dyei and Zaramganda-Mazaram Road Network
Construction and Resurfacing of Maraban Jamaa- British American Junction
Bassa-Binchi-Buyo with Spur to Zagun
The State Government also mobilized contractors who have since commenced construction work on the 22 new roads approved for construction.
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
This sub-sector has also received desired attention of this Government by commencing the construction of some roads within the Jos-Bukuru Metropolis. Some of the roads under construction include;
Construction of Angwan Rogo road network;
Construction of Kabong Satellite Market-Tudun Wada road network with spur to Mado Tourist and Sabon Gari
Construction of Rikkos-Yanshanu-Gangare road network;
Construction of Laminga Housing Estate road network
Construction of Akila Machunga-Utonkon-Keana road with spur to Abattior;
Construction of ITF Quarters road network.
The Roads Maintenance Agency has also been able to acquire Road Patchers to rehabilitate roads within the State.
LANDS, SURVEY AND TOWN PLANNING.
With the commissioning of the Plateau Geographic Information System (PLAGIS) Project, and the lifting of the ban on the processing of Land Titles, the Process of Securing Land Tittles has become easy.
In other for Citizens get their Land Titles, the Rescue Administration has magnanimously reviewed downward all land rates by 50%.
ENVIRONMENT AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.
The State Government has continued to ensure that our environment is kept clean through monthly sanitation exercises and the engagement of street cleaners in the major cities of the State. The National Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) of the World Bank is embarking on erosion control in some parts of the State. So far, the State has accessed the sum of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00) and is awaiting state counterpart for the execution of some projects. Some Chinese Investors have also indicated interest in Solid Mineral Exploration, which is a major investment opportunity for effective revenue generation.
WATER RESOURCES AND ENERGY.
With the support by the EU-UNICEF Project through the Plateau State Water Board and Plateau Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (PRUWASSA), over 340 boreholes and pit toilets were constructed in various Local Government Areas. The Plateau State Water Board was able to procure assorted water treatment chemicals to enhanced Water Supply in the State while the Ministry of Water Resources has developed some Water Policies for efficient water management, namely;
Water and Sanitation Policies;
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the Water Sector;
Water State Law.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT.
During the year under review, government acquired and distributed 6,333 metric tons of assorted fertilizers to farmers at subsidized rates. The State Government has also engaged Agricultural Extension Workers on Ad-hoc basis who will render services to our farmers to increase output.
The State Government through the Federal Governments Programme on Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) will open up rural roads to our farmers through a loan of Sixty Million Dollars ($60,000,000) with a 5% Counterpart Contribution.
TOURISM, CULTURE AND HOSPITALITY.
With the relative peace being enjoyed in the State, the Ministry of Tourism was able to successfully organize the maiden edition of Jos Carnival where the various cultures of peace-loving people of Plateau were paraded.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed with some reputable companies for the development and upgrading of some Government Hotels and Tourist sites in the State.
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES
The on-going constructions and renovations of Health and Education facilities in the State are almost completed. Some of the Hospitals have been completed and awaiting furnishing and equipping.
With Governments desired attention to Education, the States University held its first Convocation in addition to the provision of Facilities at the Institution. A lot of renovation work is ongoing by SUBEB in some the Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.
Youth and Sporting activities received desired attention during the Fiscal Year. A Youth Council election for the State was successfully conducted and Youth Council activities have commenced in earnest. Equally important is the support the State Government gives to Plateau United Football Club, which won the 2016/2017 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL Cup) which gained the Continental Ticket. The State has also maintained its support to the Mighty Jets Football Club of Jos, with other Clubs and Associations, thereby promoting peace and harmony.
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES
The State Government in its commitment to boosting industrialization, through the encouragement of Small and Medium Scale Businesses established the Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency (PLASMEDA). Already, the agency has commenced disbursement of funds to individuals and co-operative societies.
Government has also commenced the release of funds for the complete takeover of the BARC Farms sold by the State Government some years ago.
More investment opportunities will be opened as the Jos Main Market and other abundant investments are rebuilt and completed. This can be seen in Governments efforts in resuscitating the Bokkos Fertilizer Blending Plant which has commenced the production of fertilizers in the State.
During the last Fiscal Year, Government did well in the administration of the State. To this end, appointments into the State and Federal Levels as well as Projects are evenly spread across the Local Governments Areas of the State.
Salaries of Civil Servants and Pensions of Retirees are been paid as at when due. Also, Civil Servants have continued to have their Promotions released and financial benefits implemented without delay, thereby promoting harmonious relationship with Labour.
THE 2018 BUDGET ESTIMATE.
The 2018 budget tagged Budget of Rescue and Consolidation”, is aimed at consolidating on the gains and achievements of this administration since the beginning of its Rescue Mission. The budget estimate was projected based on the Macro-Economic variables from the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
As usual, the implementation of this budget will still be anchored on the 5-Pillar Policy Trust of this Administration with emphasis on the completion of the on-going projects.
The budget has a total size of One Hundred and Forty Six Billion, Four Hundred and Six Million, Seventy Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty One Naira (N146,406,074,921.00) only. This is more than 2017 budget with the sum of N6,911,766,665.00. The sum of N70,505,477,530.00 (48.16%) and N75,900,597,391.00 (51.84) are for Capital and Recurrent Expenditures respectively.
The details of the revenue and expenditure projections of the budget are presented in the table below.
RECURRENT REVENUE =N= K
Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) – 21,266,271,714.00
Statutory Revenue Allocation (SRA) – 33,000,000,000.00
Re-imbursements – 18,868,659,679.00
Others (NNPC Refunds, Exchange rate Gains)
Excess PPT etc – 4,500,000,000.00
Value Added Tax – 12,000,000,000.00
Refunds from Paris Club Loan – 10,000,000,000.00
Draw Downs – 3,754,813,700.00
Internal Loans (Deficit Financing) – 31,679,329,828.00
External Loans/grants – 6,000,000,000.00
Grants and Contributions – 5,317,000,000.00
Donations and Contribution – 20,000,000.00
Sub-Total – 68,771,143,528.00
Grand-Total A+B – 146,406,074,921.00
Personnel Costs – 26,807,511,907.00
Overhead Cost – 30,092,890,907.00
Consolidated Revenue Fund Charges- 19,000,194,496.00
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE – 70,505,477,530.00
G/TOTAL (A+B) – 146,406,074,921.00
Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen, the sum of Seventy Billion, Five Hundred and Five Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty Naira (N70,505,477,530.00) only has been earmarked in the budget for capital projects and programmes this fiscal year. This represents 48.16% of the total budget. As earlier stated, the budget is to consolidate on the gains and achievements of this administration since the beginning of the Rescue Mission. Attention will continue to be focused on the completion of on-going projects.
SECTORAL BREAKDOWN OF THE 2018 BUDGET
Administrative Sector 17,154,052,839.00 – 24.33
Economic Sector 33,052,176,415.00 – 48.29
Law And Justice 504,050,000.00 – 0.71
Social Sector 18,794,798,276.00 – 26.65
TOTAL – 70,505,477,530.00 – 100.00
BREAKDOWN OF THE 2018 PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES BASED ON SUB-SECTORS.
Some of the major projects and programmes contained in the 2018 budget are highlighted under the following sub-sectors.
To revamp the Educational standard in the State, the administration has committed the sum of N11,930,062,607.00 to this sub-sector, representing 16.92% of the Capital Estimate. This amount will be used for the completion of the on-going renovation and construction of Secondary Schools and provision of infrastructures at the Tertiary Institutions. Some of the major projects in this sector include: =N= K
Renovation/Building of Government
Technical College Bukuru – 150,000,000.00
Renovation/Building of 3 Science Secondary
Schools , Kuru, Mangun and Shendam – 300,000,000.00
Renovation/ Building of 15 Secondary
Schools (5per-Senatorial zone) – 800,000,000.00
Furnishing & Equipping of the newly
Constructed/Renovated Schools – 300,000,000.00
The States Tertiary Institutions have been allocated various sums of money for the provision of projects and Educational facilities namely:
Plateau State University Bokkos – 5,541,048,258.00
Plateau State Polytechnic B/Ladi – 892,000,000.00
College of Education Gindiri – 885,551,930.00
College of Arts, Sci. & Remedial Studies, Kurgwi – 279,404,419.00
In the same vein, the sum of N1,800,000,000.00 is provided as matching Grant from the State to access Matching Grants from the National Universal Basic Education Commission (NUBEC) for the construction of classrooms and the upgrading of Educational facilities in the Junior Secondary and primary schools across the state.
Government has also earmarked the sum of Four Hundred and Twelve Million, Naira (N412,000,000.00) only for the payment of Students Scholarship Allowances studying within and outside the Country.
The sum of N4,352,033,311.00 has been approved to this sub-sector in the estimate. This represents 6.17% of the Capital Estimate. Some of the major projects contained in the estimate include: – =N= K
Completion/Expansion of 3nos. General Hospitals at
Riyom, Mabudi and Kwal (Kanke LGC) – 170,000,000.00
Building/Renovation of Plateau Specialist
Hospital, Jos – 268,243,000.00
Upgrading of General Hospital Langtang
to Referral hospital – 200,000,000.00
Upgrading of General Hospital Pankshin
to Referral hospital – 200,000,000.00
Renovation of General Hospital Shendam – 75,196,075.00
Acquisition of Drugs & Hosp. Consumables – 100,000,000.00
Procurement of medical equipment & furnishing
of Secondary Health Care facilities in the State – 800,000,000.00
Government has also earmarked the sum of N101,500,000.00 for the provision of facilities at the College of Health Technology Pankshin, while the sum of N183,500,000.00 is allocated to the College of ealth echnology Zawan for the same purpose. The Plateau Aids Control ganect healthHealth Technology
Zawan for the same purpose. The Plateau Aids Control Agency (PLACA) has
an allocated sum of N239,050,000.00 for sustaining the World Bank program,
while College of Nursing &Midwifery is allocated N189,200,000.00. The
Primary Health Care Development Agency has been allocated the sum of
N673,372,000.00 for the renovation and procurement of Basic Medical equipment for Primary Health Care (PHC) Clinics in the 17 LGAs of the State.
WATER RESOURCES, ENERGY AND SANITATION.
This sub-sector has an allocation of N3,582,100,000.00 (5.07%) in the budget.
Some of the major projects in the 2018 budget include: – =N= K
Acquisition of laboratory equipment for
Laboratories – 150,000,000.00
Expansion of Water Pipeline Distribution Network
In Jos/Bukuru Metropolis and others – 800,000,000.00
Extension of NESCO and PHCN to Bokkos and
Yakubu Gowon Dam – 170,000,000.00
Electrification of Towns and Villages along existing
33kv and 11kv lines and existing transmission line- 50,000,000.00
Constituency Development Projects – 301,300,000.00
Mangu Regional Water Supply (network distribution
& pipe lines phase I) – 600,000,000.00
Counterpart Contribution for Water & Energy – 250,000,000.00
In addition, the Plateau Rural Water supply and Sanitation agency has been provided the sum of N482,100,000.00 to boost water supply and sanitation in the State.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT.
Again the Agricultural sub-sector is receiving a boost in this years budget, with the State Government allocating the sum of N4,075,633,000.00 to the sub-sector, representing 5.78% of the Capital Estimate.
Major areas of intervention include: =N= K
Subsidy on fertilizer procurement – 700,000,000.00
Subsidy on Tractorization – 670,000,000.00
Special intervention programme on Agriculture – 250,000,000.00
General livestock development – 500,000,000.00
Establishment and management of Ranches – 250,000,000.00
Renovation of Abattoir – 100,000,000.00
Renovation of Vetenary Hospital, Jos – 75,000,000.00
Renovation of Home Economic School – 60,000,000.00
Procurement of 17 Units of MF 435 Tractors
and Ridgers – 132,600,000.00
Counterpart Contribution to Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) – 227,500,000.00
The Plateau Agricultural Development Programme will be resuscitated with an allocation of N192,400,000.00, for its activities in the budget, the sum of N453,000,000.00 is earmarked for the College of Agriculture Garkawa for its various projects amongst which are Landscaping, construction and renovation of hostels.
WORKS AND TRANSPORT.
The sum of N18,833,700,000.00 is allocated to the Works and Transport sub-sector, representing 26.71% of the Capital estimate. Emphasis will be on the completion of on-going projects. Some of the road projects under construction include amongst others;
Dualization of Old Airport junction-Rayfield-Bukuru
with spur to Dogon Karfe, Gbandang & New
Government House – 400,000,000.00
Tahoss-Rim-Bachit, with spur to Jol – 350,000,000.00
spur to Lalin – 300,000,000.00
Fobur-Federe-Angware – 300,000,000.00
Bisichi-Karot-DorowaTsohoMangu Halle with
spur to Kassa, Heipang and Kwi – 300,000,000.00
Bet-Lobiring-Dorowa-Mazat-Kuba with spur
to Nding 400,000,000.00
Bassa-Bisichi-Buyo with spur to Zagun – 250,000,000.00
Mangu-Sabon Layi (COCIN Rehabilitation Centre) -100,000,000.00
Reconstruction and Resurfacing of Mararaba
Jamaa British American Junction – 1,200,000,000.00
Chakurum-Kogom-Dashe-Gwom with spur to Fwil-300,000,000.00
Amper-Dengi-Bashar Phase II – 350,000,000.00
Jengre-Amo-Katako – 350,000,000.00
Jos-MazaAngware-Buyo – 300,000,000.00
spur to mile 8 and Pushit – 350,000,000.00
Kuba-Tanti-Manguna-Daffo – 750,000,000.00
Shinkwan-Tunkus Road (Shendam Bye Pass) – 650,000,000.00
Mangu Bye Pass – 600,000,000.00
Dualization of TEAN junction-Bukuru Township-
Yakubu Gowon Express & Kugiya-Rahol Kanang
Junction with spurs – 200,000,000.00
Dorong with spur to Natok and Rat – 700,000,000.00
Europharm-Dyei and Zarmaganda-Mazaram
Road network – 250,000,000.00
(xxi) Dengi-Kwalmiya-Gum-Gagdi-Wawus – 600,000,000.00
Kamwai-Richa-Mangar-Mbar – 350,000,000.00
spur to Nding Phase I – 400,000,000.00
Dualization of Kufang-Wildlife Park with spur
to Domkat Bali and Bitrus Rwang Pam Street – 650,000,000.00
Tahoss-Ganawuri road with spur to Dahreng – 500,000,000.00
Dong-Rantiya-Gyel – 400,000,000.00
Wase-Kadarko-Mabudi with spur to Wadata- 600,000,000.00
Lohmak-Gazum with spur Kumkwam – 300,000,000.00
Jibam bridge-Dokan Kasuwa Baap-Kurgwi
With spurs to Lardan, Bwai and Tim – 650,000,000.00
Pankshin-Langkang-Dyis-Sihin with spur to
Asa Akong Phase I – 600,000,000.00
Maraban Demshin-Demshin with spur to
Angwan Rina – 650,000,000.00
Reconstruction and Resurfacing of Shendam-
Yelwa Nshar-Ajikimai-Lakushi-Mato-Kuka – 500,000,000.00
Government has also earmarked the sum of N328,000,000.00 to the Transport sub-sector for its programmes in collaboration with the Federal Government to upgrade the Yakubu Gowon Airport with the sum of N200,000,000.00 as intervention, while the sum of N451,700,000.00 is allocated to the State Roads Maintenance Agency for the maintenance of the State roads.
LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
This sub-sector has been allocated the sum of N4,064,520,488.00 representing 5.76% of the approved capital Budget. Government is determined to make the sector a major revenue earner of the State.
Some of the key projects considered in this years budget include:
Mapping for cadastral Jos-Bukuru and Environs at
a scale of 1:2000 – 150,000,000.00
Acquisition of Land for Layout Preparation – 200,000,000.00
Land compensation and Public Acquisition – 250,000,000.00
Construction of Akila Machunga (Utonkon-Keana)
Road with spur to Abattoir – 350,000,000.00
Acquisition of 1No Lowbed and 1No Excavator – 230,000,000.00
Construction of Angwan Rogo roads, Dualization
of Zaria Crescent & Tafawa Balewa Street – 500,000,000.00
Construction of Kabong Satellite Market-Tudun
Wada with spur to Mado Tourist Hotel and Sabon Gari – 500,000,000.00
Procurement of fire-fighting equipment – 146,289,584.00
Building of Fire Service Headquarter – 225,000,000.00
Other projects include: =N= K
Construction/Rehabilitation of Roads in
Jos/Bukuru Metropolis – 150,000,000.00
Implementation of Greater Jos Master Plan
(Planning, Designs, Upgrading of slums etc) – 800,000,000.00
TOURISM, CULTURE AND HOSPITALITY
This sub-sector is another major source of revenue earner for the State that is left untapped. To this end, Government is going into Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement to revive Jos Hotel, Plateau Hotels, Solomon Lar Amusement Park, Rock International Hotel, and other Tourist Centers in the State.
The sum of N354,900,000.00 has been earmarked as intervention in this sub-sector with the sum of N100,000,000.00 approved for the completion of the indoor Theatre. While the Plateau State Tourism Corporation has been allocated the sum of N162,000,000.00 only for the Expansion and Rehabilitation of Jos Wildlife Park.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION.
The sum of N1,379,928,013.00 is allocated to the sub-sector for provision of facilities to aid information disemnation. Some of the projects in this years budget include the following:
Renovation of J.D. Gomwalk House & Old Standard
Bulk purchase of consumables at Plateau Publishing
Installation of Solar Power/Inverter – 95,406,000.00
Procurement of different model of machines for
Plateau Printing Press – 187,195,142.00
Upgrading of Digital AM Transmitter including
Program Input Equipment-PIE – 109,069,888.00
Upgrading of FM Operational Equipment – 126,684,000.00
WOMEN, YOUTHS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT.
In realization of the importance of this sector in the Socio-Economic Development as well as enhancement of peace and security in the state, the sum of N1,153,500,000.00 is earmarked for this sub-sector representing 1.63% of the capital estimate. Some of the key interventions in these areas include;
Completion of NYSC permanent Orientation Camp- 160,000,000.00
Completion of Zaria road (Goodluck Jonathan Road)
Stadium including road network within the
Stadium complex – 200,000,000.00
Assistance to clubs and Associations – 171,003,971.00
Renovation of Rwang Pam Stadium – 100,000,000.00
Construction of Rehabilitation Centre in Shendam – 100,000,000.00
Construction of Accessibility to Government Agencies
for the Physically Challenged – 100,000,000.00
Counterpart Contribution to Rehabilitation
Commission Programmes – 150,000,000.00
Community and Social Development Programmes
and Projects – 350,000,000.00
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES.
This sub-sector has an allocation of N2,861,125,000.00 in this years Budget, representing 4.05% of the Capital Estimate. The major projects considered in the fiscal year include amongst others:
Completion of Fertilizer Blending Plant at Larme- 100,000,000.00
Establishment of Cassava Processing Plant – 200,000,000.00
Construction of Abattoir Market – 50,000,000.00
Acquisition of BARC Farms 1,000,000,000.00
Building of In-land Container Port – 100,000,000.00
Completion of Kabong Satellite Market – 150,000,000.00
Government has completed arrangement for the building of Jos Main Market and the reactivation of Jos International Breweries through PPP arrangement.
The sum of N1,010,000,000.00 is allocated to the Microfinance Development Agency for the establishment of Microfinance Development Fund for Micro Industries
The State Government is committed to repositioning the Judiciary. The High Court Complex under construction will be completed this year, given its importance, while other Courts in dilapidated conditions have been earmarked for renovation. To this end, the sum of N1,021,950,000.00 has been earmarked for this purpose. Also the Customary and Sharia Courts of Appeal will be renovated to give the Courts suitable environment for the dispensation of Justice.
ENVIRONMENT AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT.
The sum of N1,033,197,927.00 is earmarked for the Development of Environment and Mining sub-sector in the Budget this fiscal year. This is to boost Environment Control and Mineral Exploration across the State, which is an important source of revenue earnings.
Some of the projects considered for intervention in the budget are: –
Construction of Dino Bins 146,300,000.00
Procurement of Geological Testing Equipment – 40,000,000.00
Soil and Gully erosion control at Relevant Technology,
Jos, Pyache, Dadin Kowa and Kurgwi – 98,876,000.00
Mineral Exploration Activities – 70,000,000.00
PMDC Recapitalization – 200,000,000.00
Completion of Mineral Museum – 80,000,000.00
Counterpart Contribution to NEWMAP – 350,000,000.00
The Plateau State Environmental Protection Agency (PEPSA) is allocated the sum of N109,500,000.00 for its programmes geared towards maintaining a clean environment.
As a sector that is responsible for coordinating and harnessing Human and Financial Resources for day-to-day running of the State, the sum of N15,025,652,684.00 has been estimated in this budget. This represents 21.31% of the capital budget.
Some of the projects considered in this years budget for execution include amongst others:
Procurement of official vehicles – 1,500,000,000.00
Completion of new Government House Rayfield – 500,000,000.00
SDGs counterpart funds – 200,000,000.00
Social Investment Programme – 100,000,000.00
Procurement of Security Equipment & Assets – 600,000,000.00
Renovation of new Office Block by Muslim Pilgrims
Welfare Board – 100,000,000.00
Renovation/furnishing of State Secretariat phase II – 350,000,000.00
Acquisition of Relief Materials & Rehabilitation of
Internally Displaced Persons – 150,000,000.00
Renovation/furnishing of PLSHA Complex – 300,000,000.00
Construction of fuel Dump at Government House- 120,000,000.00
Acquisition of Election Materials – 3,445,000,000.00
Creation of Development Areas – 1,000,000,000.00
Procurement of Hardware and Software for
Salary Administration, Automation and Payroll- 150,000,000.00
Procurement of security equipments and other
facilities at Operation Rainbow – 397,800,000.00
Rehabilitation/Renovation of PIRSs Office
Building at the zonal offices and provision
of other facilities – 228,600,000.00
Construction of Simon Bako Lalong Guest House – 180,000,000.00
Members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, from the analysis of this year’s budget you will agree that this administration is truly willing and committed to consolidate on its Rescue Mission. However, we cannot achieve this without the desired revenue to finance projects and programmes of the State. It is no news that revenues from the Federation Account is dwindling, hence the need for the State to look inwards became paramount. To this effect, government has put in measures to enhance revenue generation of the State as well as reducing cost of governance through the following measures;
1.The State has revamped the State Financial Management Information System (FMIS) by the implementation of an enhanced ICT System for administration and accounting for public funds in accordance with the IPSAS reporting. This will eventually be used to manage the Payroll System thereby enhancing accountability and Transparency in revenue and expenditure management.
2.The centralization of taxes and levies into Single Treasury Account (TSA) through the use of SMART collect platform, thereby enhancing the revenue generation of the State and checking leakages and fraud in financial operations.
3.Improvement in the revenue assessment, collection and reporting process.
4.Expansion of personal income tax assessment for the formal and the informal sectors.
- Effective coordination of all MDA revenues.
- Effective Revenue enforcement and Compliance Audit.
7.In a drive to strengthen the Financial Management System of the State, the government has established an Efficiency Unit, Public Procurement Agency and Coordinating Office for all Donor Funds to save cost in government procurement, expenditures process and attract investment.
8.The constitution of the State Task Force on Revenue Collection and Monitoring.
All these measures cannot be achieved without the compliance of the revenue generating MDAs, who find it difficult to key into the Automation.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, this years budget implementation will be different as the budget has been approved in good time. As highlighted above, we shall explore all necessary avenues to source for funds to finance the budget.
While we implement strategic and critical developmental projects and programmes contained in the budget, we implore on our citizens to cooperate with revenue authorities and the task force in the payment of their taxes and other levies, in the mist of this economic challenges.
We shall continue to maintain our zero tolerance for corruption and mismanagement by ensuring discipline in all financial transactions as it relates to managing the states lean resources.
Government will maintain its stand on dealing decisively with any citizen both in Public and Private Sectors that try to frustrate efforts of Revenue Authorities and the Task Force.
In conclusion, I wish to thank the entire people of Plateau State, for your continued support to the Rescue Administration and particularly members of the Press. We appeal that you always disseminate only the facts and nothing more, as we thank you for your usual support in enlightening the populace on government activities. As a transparent and accountable Government, our doors remain opened to any information the press and public may want to know on government activities in the State.
Thank you all for listening and May God bless Plateau State.