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Project Completion, Education Top 2015 Plateau Budget

Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 12:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu,  Jos


Completion of ongoing projects with particular focus on Peace and security, tops Plateau 2015 budget. 

A breakdown of the entire 2015  budget Christened Budget of Continuity and Inclusive Growth( V)  presented by the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Finance , Rauta Dakok  on Tuesday  to newsmen  in Jos ,reveals that the budget has  a total size  of N215,457,618,204.72 only (for both recurrent and capital expenditure profiles).

In the same vein, the budget indicates that the government will be spending N18.902,424,182.00  on  the education sector.

According to the Permanent secretary  “ the Present administration is fully committed to the provisions of qualitative and functional education to its citizens”.”  Also 8,420,400,935.00 has been approved to this sub sector in 2015 fiscal year “.

Also the Lalong led administration is totally committed to the provisions of portable water to the People of the state and it is in this vein the sum of 5,483,249,771.00 is allocated to this sub sector in the budget “.

Similarly Agricultural sub sector received booze in this year’s budget as the state government approved the procurement and distribution of 650 trucks of fertiliser made up of 325 urea and325 of 325 NPK.

Other emphasis would be on completing old projects, several old projects to be completed, according to Dakok  , include the dualisation of old airport junction –Rayfeild – Bukuru with spur to Dogon Karfe , Gbandang and new Government house roas, while the Tahos – Rim – Bachit with spur to Jol road

Mangu – Bwai – Mushu – Bokkos road  , the dualization of Rukuba Road – Maingo – Dochai to Nigerian college of Accountancy – Vom – Farin Lamba – Kassa with spur to wereng road .

Also Rauta said “the sum of N1, 684,000,000.00 has been earmarked for the development of mining sub sector in the budget and this is to booze Mineral exploration across the state, which is an important source of revenue earning to the state “.

“The budget is projected to be financed from Internally Generated Revenue IGR for N16, 828,493,045.00, Statutory Revenue Allocation, N 43,682,249,023.72, Re-reimbursements – 15,300,000.000.00, Sure P- 2,617,036,075.00, others -1,185,123,000.00, she further added.