BUDGET 2013 ROUND-UP: By States

| December 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has presented a budget proposal of N93,616,830. 01 billion for year 2013 to the House of Assembly.

The “Budget of Empowerment and Consolidation” has a proposed recurrent expenditure of N46,416,141,231 representing 49.6 per cent of the total budget estimate, while capital expenditure is N47,200,688,770, representing 50.4 per cent.

Presenting the Appropriation bill, Fayemi said infrastructure would gulp 21.2 per cent of the total budget, education 17.2 per cent and health sector. 10.7 per cent. Agriculture sector would get three per cent, industry 3.3 per cent; tourism 1.7 per cent, while women empowerment, gender and sports would get 2.3 per cent.

In a further analysis, Fayemi stated that N9.9 billion would be expended on road projects even as he said that three divisional headquarters in the state- Ikere, Ikole and Ijero would have their township roads reconstructed and get street lights as part of government’s urban renewal plan.

According to a statement, the budget would also focus on water projects with N2.4 bilion budgeted for the rehabilitation of all major dams, while N2.163 was budgeted for the rehabilitation of all the General Hospitals and special Comprehensive Health Centres and furnishing of same.


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VANGUARD

Fashola presents N497bn 2013 budget
on NOVEMBER 1, 2012 · in NEWS
4:30 am

By OLASUNKANMI AKONI AND EBUN SESSOU

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N497.277 billion for the 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly.

The budget represents a slight increase of 1.08 per cent over that of 2012 which was N485.3 billion.

Fashola assured that his administration would focus more on the life threatening environmental risks and security challenges in the state.

A summary of the budget shows that: recurrent expenditure gulps N228.913bn, capital expenditure takes N268.364bn, capital receipts, N22.912bn while the component of the total overhead costs is N139.173bn.

According to the budget proposal, the capital to recurrent ratio will be 54:46 for 2013 as against 53:47 in 2012.

Sectoral allocation provided in the budget includes: General Public Service, N114.076bn (22.94 per cent); Public Order and Safety,N18.799 -(3.78 per cent); Economic Affairs N156.273 (31.43per cent); Environmental Protection, N44.131bn (8.87 per cent); Housing and Community Amenities-N46.149bn (9.28 per cent ); Health N42.498bn 8.55 (per cent);Recreation, Culture and Religion N5.749bn (1.16 per cent); Education, N64.343bn (12.94 per cent); Social Protection N3.259bn (0.66per cent); Contingency N2.000bn(.44 per cent).

Presenting the budget at a well attended event, Fashola promised that his administration would intensify efforts at improving education, health and power sectors, adding that attention would also be given to roads, water and rural development.

He stressed that despite the numerous challenges confronting the state, the budget will seek to promote cooperation with the local and Federal Government on road rehabilitation and power sector reforms.

“At the end of the 3rd Quarter Budget presentation, we achieved an aggregate budget implementation performance of 72 per cent for the period January to September 2012.”

In his response, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, on behalf of members, said the house would responsibly accord the budget proposal prompt and comprehensive attention and would scrutinise it with eagle eyes.

The Speaker, who noted that the presentation of the budget is significant because the lives and destinies of almost 20 million residents are hinged on the bill.

According to him, it is not surprising that the expectations of the people are high, they want to to know what is in the budget for them, so that they can make plans and projections for the coming year.

Highlighting some challenges which require urgent attention, he emphatically mentioned the deplorable state of roads in spite of the huge investment and painstaking efforts the administration has made.


 

VANGUARD
Amosun presents N211.86 bn 2013 budget
on NOVEMBER 21, 2012 · in NEWS
12:19 am

By DAUD OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA — Ogun State Governor,Senator Ibikunle Amosun yesterday presented a total sum of N211.86 billion as 2013 appropriation bill as against N200.55billion for this year.

Amosun who presented the bill tagged ‘Budget for Sustainable Growth,’ said the 2013 estimates for projects stood at N118.23, representing 55.80 per cent of the budget.

Like the 2012 budget, education gulped the largest share of N43.44billion, representing 20.53 per cent of the budget proposal, while the recurrent was put at 22.93 per cent of the budget, amounting to N93.64 billion.

Presenting the budget to the members of the state House of Assembly at the Oke-Mosan House of Assembly Complex, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said agriculture attracted a paltry N10.69billion, representing 5.05 per cent of the income and expenditure.

He also said that rural and infrastructure development would take N39.92 billion, which is 18.70 per cent, thereby standing as the second largest consuming sector of the budget.

Housing and Urban renewal was proposed to gulp N29.62 billion, which is 13.98 per cent while health care delivery was expected to take N14.72 billion, representing 6.95 per cent from the next year budget.

“Another sector that will occupy the centre stage in government activity in 2013 is agriculture and forestry; accordingly, a total sum of N10.69 billion (5.05 per cent) has been allocated to increased agricultural production/industrialization.

“It is hoped that the entire value-chain will be fully exploited and comparative advantage in areas of food supply, job creation and preservation of our forest reserves will be fully explored,”he said.


GUARDIAN
Obi presents N110.8b for 2013 appropriation bill to Anambra lawmakers
WEDNESDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2012 00:00 FROM UZOMA NZEAGWU, AWKA BUSINESS SERVICES – BUSINESS NEWS
GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra state Wednesday, presented a N110.890 billion appropriation bill for 2013 to the state House of Assembly for consideration.

Obi who tagged the budget proposal as “Integrated Development Vision”, said it represents an increase of 33.28 per cent over that of 2012, which was N83.200 billion, adding that the sum is made up of N70.895 billion for capital expenditure and N39.995 billion for recurrent.

He explained that the estimated N70.895 billion for capital expenditure is expected from capital receipts in 2013, saying that it is an increase of 51.07 per cent over that of 2012, which was N46.929 billion.

According to the governor, the emphasis is on poverty reduction measures with the economic sector allocated N22.966 billion or 32.39 per cent of the capital budget; social infrastructure, N13.562 billion or 19.13 per cent, Environment N7.531 billion or 10.62 per cent and general administration N22.836 billion or 37.85 per cent of the capital budget.

Obi noted that government is mindful of the need to make the capital budget more realistic and predictable in 2013. “Consequently, prioritisation of projects and programmes with a view to obtaining optimal results is the grinding principle in the allocation of funds, given the ceilings and envelopes allocated to each sector/sub sector based principally on the anticipated resource picture in 2013.”

According to him, the projected revenue earnings for 2013 is N66.500 billion, made up of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N12.550 billion or 18.80 per cent and the federation allocation account of N54 billion or 81.20 percent, adding that efforts are on going to narrow the gap between the various resource categories.

He noted that the 2013 budget being the 6th presented to the house since becoming the governor is results-based and a continuation of government’s vision of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and the strategy of integrated developments, saying that it is aimed at steering the state towards achieving comprehensive development.

Obi said the policy thrust of the budget is to sustain and intensify various interventions in the area of poverty reduction; promote the implementation of projects/programmes which addresses the critical targets of MDGs and intensify the enthronement of good governance; as well as adopting relevant reforms in the public services and public financial management system.

Meanwhile, a motion to adopt the budget for consideration was moved by the Majority Leader, Harford Oseke and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Tony Oneweek.

The Speaker, Chinwe Nwaebili assured of a speedy passage and referred the budget to the Finance and Budget Committee of the House for consideration.
Author of this article: From Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka


LEADERSHIP

Orji Presents 2013 Budget Of N134b To Abia Lawmakers

Tue, 20/11/2012 – 7:26pm | NAN Money Business

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia on Tuesday presented the 2013 budget of N134.14 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the budget has an increase of N4.188 billion representing 3.2 per cent over the 2012 budget of N129.96 billion.

The governor tagged the budget: “Budget of Hope”.

According to him, it has a recurrent expenditure of N67.82 billion and a capital expenditure of N 66.327billion, respectively.

A breakdown of the recurrent expenditure showed that personnel cost will gulp N24.386 billion as against 2012 figure of N23.881 billion.

The governor put the overhead costs of the budget at N30.94 billion against the N26.74 billion in the 2012 budget.

Giving a breakdown of the capital expenditure, Orji said that general administration got the highest allocation of N25.398 billion, economic sector, N21.086 billion, regional development, N11.353 billion and social services sector, N7.67 billion.

The state assembly received N8.20 billion as capital vote.

He added that the consolidated Revenue Fund Charge for 2013 was placed at N12.490 billion.

Orji said that the budget was crafted and packaged to focus on the national economic situation.

“This is informed by our determination to positively position this state on a better platform of economic recovery and sustainable development.

“We will ensure steady and unhindered progress of the state by focusing on the critical sectors of investment in physical infrastructure, better health care delivery, Education, and improving socio-economic services,’’ he said.

He added that the budget was a conscious arrangement for a paradigm shift to capital project development.

The shift, he added, was to address the critical issues in the Vision 20:20:20 and other development blue prints of the state.

He said that the state budget would continue to focus on projects that directly impact positively on the people.

“My administration has adopted the strategy of direct bank lodgment of electronic collection system, through the banks, to capture and confirm all payments made to the state.

“To improve our internally generated revenue, we have also resolved to widen the revenue base, this will enable us to reduce our dependence on statutory allocation from Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC),’’ he added.

He explained that government was expected to earn N60 billion from FAAC, N5 billion from VAT and N10 billion from the derivation fund.

Responding, the Speaker of the house, Mr Ude Okochukwu, commended the governor for early presentation of the budget, noting that lawmakers would meticulously look at it.

Okochukwu said that the lawmakers were happy with the numerous landmark projects being handled by the state government.

He promised that the legislators would add more impetus to the budget through their oversight function to ensure that the people received maximum gains from government efforts.

 


GUARDIAN

Enugu Presents N83 Billion Budget For 2013
FRIDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2012 19:52 FROM LAWRENCE NJOKU, ENUGU NEWS – NATIONAL

THE Enugu State Government yesterday proposed estimated budget N83 billion for the 2013 fiscal year, with works and infrastructure receiving the highest allocation.

The budget, an increase of 8 percent from last year’s budget of N76 billion, is made up of N45 billion recurrent expenditure representing 55 per cent of the budget and N37 billion capital expenditure representing 45 per cent of the budget.

Presenting the draft budget to the Enugu State House of Assembly for approval yesterday, Acting Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, said it would help the administration complete on going projects, especially several capital projects initiated by the administration for the development of the state.

Christened budget of sustainability, Onyebuchi said the administration through the budget shall consolidate past achievements.

He said that the focus of the government would revolve around completing on going projects and peoples driven development programmes in line with government’s four point agenda.

Justifying the allocation of N11.35 billion on works and infrastructure as the highest in the budget, Onyebuchi stated that government would complete on going urban roads in Enugu and Nsukka as well as other rural roads, including Nara-Isiogbo, Ugwuogo Nike-Opi junction, Amaechi-Amodu-Umueze, Ugwuogo-Neke-Ikem, Amaetiti-Achi-Inyi-Awlaw, 9th Mile-Iwollo-Umulokpa, 9th Mile-Nachi-Ugwuoba and Nguru-Ede Oballa-Eha Alumona.

“Within the 2013 fiscal year, work will also continue and be completed on Eke-Ebe-Egede-Akpakume Nze-Nkpologu, Akpasha-Ozalla-Agbogugu- Ihe-Owelli-Awgu as well as Nsukka-Ibagwa-Ogrute-Aji-Ette and Nenwe-Oduma-Okpanku-Mpu-Ndeabor roads”, he said.

He listed other new roads earmarked for completion within the year to include Iheaka-Ibagwa-Itchi-Unadu-Alor Agu, Agbani-Mbogodo-Ikuokpara, Nenwe-Oduma-Mpu, Umulokpa-Adaba-Ukpata-Uvuru-Nkpologu, Adani-Adarice (Enugu Songhai Farm, Adani), Udi-Amokwe-Obeleagu Umana-Imezi Owa-Mgbagbu Owa, Milken Hill-Ngwo and Imilike-Ezimo Uno-Imilike Agu-Ogboduaba-Obollo Etiti-Obollo Afor among others.

Works and Infrastructure was followed by education, which got N4.47 billion and agriculture, which was allocated N1.09 billion.

 


 

GUARDIAN

Elechi presents N104.37b fiscal plan to lawmakers
WEDNESDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2012 00:00 FROM LEO SOBECHI, ABAKALIKI BUSINESS SERVICES – BUSINESS NEWS

EBONYI State Governor Martin Elechi has presented the state’s 2013 fiscal appropriation bill of N104.37 billion to the State House of Assembly, saying the 2012 estimate had a shortfall of 45 and 60 per cent in the areas of internally generated revenue and capital receipts respectively.

The Governor also said he was lifting the suspension on three of his commissioners for informal dressing to a banquet recently in the spirit of the yuletide celebrations.

He expressed the hope that the necessary lessons had been passed and learned.

Addressing the Assembly, Elechi disclosed that the 2013 budget, christened “Budget of Partnership,” was programmed to draw strength and input from foreign investors, pointing out that the foreign collaborators have better technology to advance the state’s economy and accelerate the rate of development in the state.

The governor said that of all the capital projects embarked upon by his administration, only the water scheme and the proposed single campus structure for the state university, are the ones that would not be completed at the end of his tenure citing paucity of funds.

Unlike the previous budgets, the governor did not consider housing, but expressed the hope that the 2013 budget would usher in constant electricity supply to the state, based on steps already taken by his government in acquiring gas turbine for provision of minimum of 10 megawatts of electricity.

“The objective was to make the state a sure destination for investors through positive development in such indices like roads, bridges and security by this administration,” he added.

While emphasising that the 2013 appropriation was understandably one of the least in the country and the highest since the creation of Ebonyi state, Elechi remarked that the budget which has about 18.96 per cent increase from 2012 budget would be sourced from internally generated revenue at 8.36 per cent or N8.72 billion, N39.16 billion on statutory allocation and capital receipts of N51.49 billion as well as opening balance of N5 billion.

In the agriculture sector, he assured that the state-owned Nkaliki Hatchery will be revived at the cost of $13.1 million by foreign investors.

Author of this article: From Leo Sobechi, Abakaliki


VANGUARD

Okorocha presents 2013 Budget to Assembly
on DECEMBER 4, 2012 · in NEWS
12:55 am

OWERRI—Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has presented a budget proposal of N197,743,684,031 to the state House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

The amount represents 34.4% recurrent expenditure or N63,550,209,564 and 67.53% capital expenditure which represents N132,183,474,467.

An estimated revenue projection from recurrent sources for the year and capital receipt stand at N93,889,888,530 and N101,853,795,501 respectively.

In the budget christened ‘Rescue Budget 2’, Gov. Okorocha said an expenditure of N59,171,065,600, representing 47.29% of the total capital receipt, will be allocated to the economic sector which comprises agriculture, petroleum and environment, housing, lands, commerce and industry, works, transport, public utilities and rural development.

The governor explained that the 2013 budget was anchored on the 2012-2015 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, otherwise known as Imo Rescue Development Plan earlier approved by the state House of Assembly as the capital allocations and projects in the budget remain part of the entire package.

He maintained that government would pursue policies and programmes aimed at revamping the agricultural sector after several decades of negligence to ensure that Imo contributes to Nigeria’s food security agenda, adding thatsuch step will lead to an increased productivity in the areas of rice, livestock, fish, vegetable and fruits, poultry, cassava and oil palm production.

Okorocha also projected a grant 2.3 Dollars equivalent to N378,958,400 that will be attracted within the year under the United Nation Development Assistant Framework, UNDAF 11, Plan, while 1000 of housing units of various categories will be constructed to address the housing need of Imolites.

He said government will partner effectively with a foreign company to build a per-cast concrete factory while vocational centers will be established at Orlu and Okigwe for artisans.

In the transport and aviation sector, Gov. Okorocha said his administration would continue to explore the possibility of setting up an airline in partnership with private sector, with new commuter buses and cars purchased to complement the services of Imo Transport Company, ITC, and Imo Municipal Transport Services, IMTS.

He added that all the ongoing road projects will be completed in 2013, purchase new road construction equipment to reinforce the technical capacity of the work ministry, procure four new fire fighting engines for the three zones of the state and government house, install micro water schemes for regular water supply, establish Fire Training School and new fire station in Owerri.

In the education sector, Gov. Okorocha said beyond implementing the free and qualitative education programme at primary, secondary and tertiary level, government would provide technical equipment for full accreditation of the four technical colleges in the state and complete ongoing construction and renovation projects in primary and secondary schools.

Other major highlights of the Rescue Budget 2 include the completion and equipping the ultra-modern diagnostic dialysis center and the 27 new general hospitals under construction, sustain and consolidate the gains of the health-at-your-doorstep programme to reduce common health conditions, continue the effort towards developing pharmaceutical warehouse, construct a new house of assembly complex that will be equipped with e-library, Internet facilities and general networking system and complete the Orlu and Okigwe ultra-modern stadia.

 


VANGUARD

Nigeria: Uduaghan Presents N398.31 Billion for 2013 Budget
BY AUSTIN OGWUDA, 24 NOVEMBER 2012

Asaba — DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N398.31billion for the 2013 fiscal year.

A breakdown of the figure shows that N145.94 is for recurrent expenditure while N252.37 is for capital expenditure.

The 2013 budget is lower than this year’s budget of N437.21 billion by N38.9billion.

Uduaghan however announced the setting up of what he described as a “self-evaluation process,” to appraise the performances of his commissioners.

Presenting the budget, Governor Uduaghan said, “the reality of the need for us to build Delta State beyond oil is becoming more evident by the day. In the past few months, our oil revenue has dwindled drastically resulting in adopting stiffer financial measures.

“Mr. Speaker, Delta State is being repositioned. I am glad to let you know that what we have embarked upon is a process which is unique to Delta State and Nigeria, in the sense that it is a self-evaluation process, not dictated by anybody, but by ourselves because at this point in time, there is no proper accountability in the governance of Nigerians.

“The Delta State Economic Dashboard we have recently put in place is a traffic-like methodology where we look at all the sectors, the ministries, departments and agencies and subject them to a rigorous level of scrutiny and come out periodically with a result on their performance.

It also facilitates coordination, and enables each MDA see how they fit into the overall objectives of growing the economy.”

Whilst lamenting the monumental loss caused by recent flooding in the state, the governor further said, “it has awakened our consciousness not to underestimate the capacity of heavy flood to cause huge destruction in our environment.

“Old ways of thinking and doing things have to change. We have commenced action to protect the environment with relevant bill which shall be prsnted to this House in due course.”

 


 

THE SUN

 

Akpabio presents N459.309bn 2013 budget to State Assembly
Our Reporter November 21, 2012

From JOE EFFIONG, Uyo

Barring any adjustment by the State House of Assembly, Akwa Ibom State is to spend N459.305 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. This amount, which was presented to the State House of Assembly yesterday by Governor Godswill Akpabio, is, however, less than the 2012 revised appropriation which was N533.113 billion.

Akpabio told the legislators that the budget tagged: Budget of Industrialization and Consolidation, was predicated on oil benchmark of $75 per barrel at a production rate of 2.5 million barrels per day. The state is rated at the moment as the highest producer of crude oil in the country though most of its oil, including the 76 oil wells recently awarded to it by the Supreme Court, arising from litigation by the neighbouring Cross River State, come from offshore installations.

Only N118.79 billion of the budget is allocated to recurrent expenditure, while the remaining N304.515 billion is for capital projects and programmes, thus representing a recurrent-capital ratio of 1:3. Apparently trying to explain why there was no industrialization in 2012 which budget was tagged: Budget of Industrialization, the governor said; “We added industrialization because the industrialization projects that we enunciated in the 2012 budget will be pursued and consolidated to give the state an industrial boost, in addition, focus will be on completion of all ongoing projects across the state.”

He said the policy trust of the budget which economic development sector would take the lion share of N174.39 billion or 51 per cent of capital expenditure, would include improvement of standard of living of the people, development and implement action of strategic plans for the complete industrialization of the states, and the enhancement of employment generating capacity; and, optimization of sources of the key economic drivers, particularly agriculture and small-scale and medium-scale enterprises for real sector growth.

Akpabio also said the stare intended to develop strong sectoral linkages in the development processes, health, housing, housing, education, transport and sports, and would continue to intervene through the use of direct labour projects to sustain the pace of socio-economic transformation of the rural communities, satellite towns and the state capital.

While appealing to the legislature to give approval to the budget, the governor promised to faithfully implement it to the general benefit and happiness of the people “ as it is our profound desire to alleviate poverty, create wealth, generate employment, stimulate agricultural and industrial development and maximize the general wellbeing of all.”

The speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Sam Iko, while welcoming the governor to the House, commended him for the uncommon performance he had so far exhibited in the management of the affairs of the state. Ikon said Akpabio’s performance has not only made the people of the state proud but had also made the job of the members easier in dealing with their respective constituencies.


 

The Nation

Imoke presents N151b 2013 budget
Posted by: Nicholas Kalu, Calabar Posted date: October 31, 2012

The Cross River State Government has proposed a budget of N151,376,066,780.75 for next year.

Governor Liyel Imoke yesterday presented the proposed budget to the House of Assembly in Calabar.

He said the proposal, tagged Budget of Commitment, aims to consolidate on the achievements made in 2012.

Imoke said 70 per cent of the budget was voted to capital expenditure and 30 per cent to recurrent expenses.

He said: “We hope to achieve this by raising N71,145,702,146,74 from recurrent sources, N75,730,364,634.01 from capital receipts and an estimated opening balance of N4,500,000,000.”

The break down of the budget is as follows: Economic Sector, N117,970,733, 872.69; Social Services, N6,688,894,814.57; Regional Development, N15,040, 526,217.24 and General Administration, N11,675,911,876.25.

Imoke said the economic sector, which has the highest allocation of 53 per cent, would stimulate growth and create jobs.

 


THE TIDE

 

RSG Proposes N490.32bn For 2013 …Unveils Law On Mushroom Schools
Posted by Kevin Nengia on Dec 28th, 2012 and filed under News.

A budget of N490.32billion has been proposed by the Rivers State Government for 2013.

Speaking at the budget presentation at the Rivers State House of Assembly, Port Harcourt, Monday, Governor Chibuike Amaechi said that the proposed budget was to consolidate the achievements of his administration in various sectors of the economy and set the state on an economic rebirth.

From the figures, the 2013 budget is N52.32 billion higher than the 2012 budget of N438billion.

The budget according to the governor is to be largely financed through Federal Statutory Allocations estimated to the tune of N245billion, Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), deductions from social levy to the sum of N80billion, last year balance of N48.32billion and proceeds of N100billion bond and credit of 17billion.

Though the governor frowned at the swelling recurrent expenditure of 176.02billion, capital expenditure still gulped the largest part of the budget with N314billion, slightly less than that of 2012 of N323.70billion.

Amaechi explained reasons for the swelling recurrent expenditure, “We had made provisions under the recurrent expenditure window for new recruitments including the hiring of additional 13,000 teachers to strengthen our education sub -sector.”

A further breakdown of the budget shows the economic sector having the largest chunk of 93billion, followed by the social sector with N64.50 billion. The educational sector trailed with 47.81billion, environment N37.60 billion, health got N10.23billion.
Sub-sectoral allocations put Energy and Natural Resources at the lowest with N160million, Commerce and Industry N400million, Women Affairs with N600million, while Social Welfare and Rehabilitation had N500million.

Water sector got N25.5billion which according to Amaechi is aimed at providing the needed infrastructure for sustainable delivery of water in Port Harcourt metropolis. Agriculture also got improved allocation of N4.03 billion, Culture and Tourism got N1.12billion and Housing N3billion.

The Rivers State Chief Executive assured that this administration would pursue good governance building and re-engineering the civil service through ICT compliance adding, “our agenda on openness, accountability and transparency will continue to be executed in 2013”.

Later, Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Otelemaba Amachree commended the state government for the vision of moving the state forward, especially by putting emphasis on capital project.

Rt Hon Amachree observed, “we are indeed delighted to be partners in this success story”.

He assured the governor that the budget would be given a speedy in-depth consideration, noting that by next year its oversight functions would be beefed up.

Meanwhile, Governor Chibuike Amaechi has signed into law three bills namely, the State Education Quality Assurance, the Transportation and Disability law bills.

The Leader of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd told newsmen after the signing of three bills into law on Monday that the laws are geared at fast-tracking the development of the state.

He explained that the Quality Assurance law will help set standards for intending proprietors of schools in the state, “we can no longer have a situation where those who are not professionals just wake up and establish schools. With the new law, it is an offence for anyone to set up a school without following due process”, he stressed.

On the amended Transportation Law, the Assembly Leader stated that the new law will regulate activities of TIMARIV officials and curtail members of the public from assaulting the traffic officials.

The new law which is an amendment to an already subsisting transport law according to Hon. Lloyd has become pertinent due to numerous harassments faced by both the public and TIMARIV traffic marshals.

“We have made the culpability to be either way,” Lloyd said, “If we find out that a TIMARIV official assaults any member of the public unjustly, the person will go to jail for three months provided that it is proven that the official was reckless in the discharge of his duties”.

For the Handicap Law, the Assembly leader said the law was passed to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, noting that a society that does not care for those with special needs is handicapped.

The law provides for the provision of facilities in public places for persons with disabilities, especially in car parks and other public places.

Earlier, Governor Amaechi commended the Assembly for passing the laws stating both arms of government are partners in the state development, and assured that his administration will continue to be transparent in its dealings.

 


 

VANGUARD

Oshiomhole presents N150bn 2013 budget
on NOVEMBER 9, 2012 · in NEWS
12:28 am

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has presented the state’s 2013 budget estimates of N150, 045, 377, 060 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration, with capital expenditure taking 60 percent allocation.

Tagged Taking Edo State to the next Level, the 2013 estimate is lower than the 2012 budget of N150.97 billion.

According to the governor, “the 2013 budget proposal is geared towards lifting our state to the next level of development beyond the steady and sustainable progress we have made in the last four years.

“The 2013 budget is not only targeted at the completion of ongoing infrastructural projects but also aimed at accelerating the growth and development of the state.”

The governor disclosed that the sum of N87, 409, 475, 855 billion, representing 60 per cent, was being proposed as capital expenditure, while the proposed recurrent expenditure is N62, 637,901, 205 billion, which represents approximately 40 per cent of the budget.

“We are sustaining the tradition of putting more funds into the capital expenditure,” Governor Oshiomhole said.

In the sectoral allocations, Works is to take the lion share of the Capital expenditure followed by education.

 

PREMIUM TIMES

Oshiomhole signs N149.5bn 2013 budget into law
Premium Times
Published: December 21,2012

Edo State government has signed the 2013 budget into law.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Friday, signed the N149.5 billion Appropriation Bill for 2013 into law.

Mr. Oshiomhole, who commended the leadership of the House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill, said the assembly’s alteration of the original estimate added value to the final approval.

The governor, in November, presented a budget estimate of N150.45 billion to the house for consideration and approval.

“We acknowledge that the Assembly scrutinised and altered the original document because what I am signing is exactly not the same document we proposed to the House.

“I will say that it is a clear demonstration of the essence of separation of powers and that the document is in fact much better.

“It also goes to show that the Assembly is not a rubber stamp but one that has added value to the original proposal,’’ he said.

Mr. Oshiomhole added that the quick passage would enable his administration commence infrastructure development, especially road construction in 2013.

“With the passage, the executive will have no excuse not to commence work in earnest in 2013.

“And the challenge for us now, is to be a little more aggressive to realise the revenue projection aspect of the budget,” he said

Aside the federal allocation, the governor explained that the state government should be able to improve drastically its local revenue generation profile through the land use charge.

Mr. Oshiomhole assured the House leadership that the administration would not disappoint the people as government would intervene in all sectors of the economy.

“After four years, we will now work at a faster pace to achieve greater level of efficiency and cut that level of wastages for the people to get quality value for their money,” he said.

 


 

CHANNELS TV

Seriacke Dickson Proposes N285.930 Billion Budget To Bayelsa Assembly
Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State today presented a N285.930 billion Appropriation Bill for the 2013 budget christened “Budget for consolidation for Restoration” to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly in Yenagoa.

The budget presented is to ensure thorough and speedy implementation of the various policies and programmes of the present administration.

The budget was put together using the 2013- 2015 Medium Term Expenditure profile.

N133.235 billion or 46.60% is set aside for recurrent expenditure and N152.695 billion or 53.40% for capital expenditure.

The budget is expected to be financed from a total revenue projection of N247.902 billion and capital receipt of N38.028billion.

The 2013 budget provides for massive infrastructural development and investments in Bayelsa.

It consist of the following :

Statutory Allocation -N 27.268 billion

Excess CrudeBudget augmentation – N45.500 billion

VAT – N9.95 billion

13% Derivation – N160.706 billion

Internally Generated Revenue – N4.473 billion

Capital Receipts – N38.028 billion

The Total is. – N285.930 billion

Amounts earmarked for specific sectors :

WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE. – N38.8billion

EDUCATiON – N28.4billion

HEALTH – N7.7billion

ENERGY – N6.2billion

AGRICULTURE – N2.7billion

TRADE INVESTMENT and INDUSTRY – N2billion

WATER RESOURCES – N3.4billion

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY and MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT – N3.5billion

SPORT DEVELOPMENT – N4.5billion

HOUSING and URBAN DEVELOPMENT – N3.2billion

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT -N 1billion

Total recurrent expenditure – N133.235 billion

Total Capital Expenditure – N152.695 billion

Total revenue – N 285.930 billion


 

NAN

Kano budgets N235.3bn for 2013

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2012-12-25 11:01
Kano – Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State on Monday presented a budget of N235.3 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

Presenting the budget to the legislature, Kwankwaso said N59.7 billion was proposed for recurrent expenditure, while N175.5 billion was for capital projects.

“The recurrent expenditure represents 25 per cent of the total budget ,while the capital expenditure represents 75 per cent.

“The 2013 budget is higher than the 2012 budget by N13.6 billion, which represents six per cent increase,” he said.

The governor explained that the recurrent expenditure consisted of N2.2 billion for consolidated revenue charges, N35.8 billion for personnel costs and N21.7 billion for overhead cost.

He said infrastructure got the lion’s share of N62.4 billion of the budget, while Works and Housing was allocated N41.8 billion.

According to him, education follows on the priority list with an allocation of N24.1 billion.

The governor said that N16 billion was set aside for basic and secondary education with N8.1 billion for higher education.

He said the budget, tagged ‘Budget of Economic Consolidation and Fiscal Discipline’, was designed to ensure total infrastructure development.

Kwankwaso also pledged to consolidate his effort on judicious use of public funds in order to improve the living standard of the people, especially commoners.

Receiving the budget, the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, pledged the commitment of the legislature to analyse the document thoroughly with a view to ensuring that it impacted directly on the lives of the citizens.

Sallau pledged speedy passage and close monitoring of the implementation of the budget by the lawmakers.Kano, Dec. 24, 2012 (NAN) Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State on Monday presented a budget of N235.3 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

Presenting the budget to the legislature, Kwankwaso said N59.7 billion was proposed for recurrent expenditure, while N175.5 billion was for capital projects.

“The recurrent expenditure represents 25 per cent of the total budget ,while the capital expenditure represents 75 per cent.

“The 2013 budget is higher than the 2012 budget by N13.6 billion, which represents six per cent increase,” he said.

The governor explained that the recurrent expenditure consisted of N2.2 billion for consolidated revenue charges, N35.8 billion for personnel costs and N21.7 billion for overhead cost.

He said infrastructure got the lion’s share of N62.4 billion of the budget, while Works and Housing was allocated N41.8 billion.

According to him, education follows on the priority list with an allocation of N24.1 billion.

The governor said that N16 billion was set aside for basic and secondary education with N8.1 billion for higher education.

He said the budget, tagged ‘Budget of Economic Consolidation and Fiscal Discipline’, was designed to ensure total infrastructure development.

Kwankwaso also pledged to consolidate his effort on judicious use of public funds in order to improve the living standard of the people, especially commoners.

Receiving the budget, the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, pledged the commitment of the legislature to analyse the document thoroughly with a view to ensuring that it impacted directly on the lives of the citizens.

Sallau pledged speedy passage and close monitoring of the implementation of the budget by the lawmakers.

– NAN


LEADERSHIP

Gov. Yakowa Presents N176.4bn Budget For 2013

Thu, 13/12/2012 – 5:49pm | NAN Finance Business

Gov Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna state on Thursday presented a budget of N176.4 billion to the State House of Assembly for 2013 fiscal year.

Yakowa said the budget tagged, “Budget of Consolidation and Advancement’’ had a recurrent expenditure of N74.4 billion and a capital expenditure estimate of N102 billion.

He said part of the capital estimate would be financed by an external loan of N17.1 billion and an internal loan of N27.6 billion.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the highest allocation of N23.6 billion went to the transport sector, followed by water resources with N20.3 billion and N13.2 billion to education.

` `The 2012 recurrent budget was 44.9% while the capital was 55.1% but our proposed 2013 budget has a recurrent budget of 42.1% while the capital budget is 57.9%. ‘’

He said it was aimed at improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, health, peace and security, civil service, revenue and poverty reduction.

“ It is pertinent to observe that most of the activities will enhance the creation of job opportunities for youth and women employment and empowerment.

“Furthermore, this will boost commerce and industry,’’ he said.

The Speaker, Alhaji Mu’azu Gangara pledged that the House “will make a very holistic scrutiny of the proposed estimates and come up with a budget that would match the current realities of the state in order to meet the yearnings and aspiration of all our constituents.’’

 


 

GUARDIAN

Kwara presents N94. 4b budget to Assembly
THURSDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2012 00:00 FROM ABIODUN FAGBEMI, ILORIN NEWS – NATIONAL
GOVERNOR Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has presented a budget proposal of N94.4 billion for the 2013 fiscal year to the state’s House of Assembly. It represented a 10 per cent increase over last year’s projection of N85.1b.

Titled: “Sustained Prosperity”, Ahmed stressed that the budget was designed to boost infrastructure, accelerate agro-led wealth creation, create jobs and sustain the state’s development. It was also aimed at reducing dependence on federally-allocated revenue and attract foreign and domestic investments into the state.

Despite the challenges of limited financial resources, Ahmed stated, his administration is determined “to provide good governance to the people through a systematic focus on our interlinked priority areas.”

 

“Our resources may be limited but our resolve to overcome these challenges and provide good governance for the benefit of the people is boundless”, Ahmed reiterated in his second budget speech as governor.

The sectoral breakdown showed that roads continued to receive priority in capital expenditure with N7.9b, closely followed by Education and Human Capital Development with N7.6b with Tertiary Education, Science and Technology and Agriculture Development each receiving N4.3b and Health allocated N3.3b. The proposed capital expenditure on Water Supply is N1.9b, Sport and Youth Development took N1.4b and N1.2b was allocated to Energy. Others are Housing and Urban Development-N249m, Commerce and Cooperatives-N181m, Information and Communication, N421m, Environment and Forestry-N799m, Social Welfare Culture and Tourism-N110m.

Author of this article: From Abiodun Fagbemi, Ilorin


NIGER STATE GOVT HOUSE

GOV ALIYU PRESENTS N83.8 BILLION 2013 BUDGET ESTIMATE TO STATE ASSEMBLY

The Chief Servant and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has presented a N83.8 Billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year before the state’s House of Assembly, representing a 9.27 per cent lower than that of 2012.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Aliyu disclosed that the 2013 estimate, which is made up of N71.73 Billion recurrent revenue and capital receipts of N12.065 Billion, was painstakingly and realistically prepared to entrench a culture of fiscal discipline and avoid mistakes of the past.

He said the recurrent revenue expected to come from the Statutory Allocation was N53.72 billion, Value-Added Tax-N8.6 Billion, SURE-P-N2.81 as well as the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N6.61 Billion.

The projected recurrent expenditure including personnel, overhead cost and Consolidated Fund Charges (CFC) is pegged at N46.743 Billion while the capital expenditure estimates for the year 2013 stood at N37.054 Billion.

Governor Aliyu announced the focus and key objectives of the 2013 projection to include; completion of on-going projects, preservation of peace and security, expansion of IGR, food security and poverty alleviation as well as encouraging the private sector participation in the development of the state.

Highlight of the budget indicates that the economic sector, which is the driver to propel the attainment of Vision 3:2020 got the largest share of N11.330 Billion, followed by the social sector with N10.945 Billion. The Administrative sector has N10.087 Billion; Regional sector got N4.641 Billion while Science and Technology sector was allocated N50 Million.

In his address, Speaker of the State Assembly, Barrister Adamu Usman emphasized the importance of budgeting ineffective governance adding that any meaningful development must essentially begin with planning.

The Speaker expressed the need for MDA’S to fast track their budget implementation procedures, remove red-tapism where necessary and deploy a sense of urgency for the sake of the people who are daily yearning to see the rapid transformation of the state into being one of the most developed in the country.

While hoping that the 2013 budget would seek to improve and consolidate government’s achievement in areas of socio- economic needs, Barr. Usman assured that the House would study the provisions of the 2013 budget proposal meticulously in order to ensure its speedy passage.

He pledged the Assembly’s continuous cooperation with the Executive to ensure that the provisions of the 2013 budget were achieved adding that the House would do everything within its constitutional mandate to promote mechanism that would aid the successful implementation of the budget.

 

LEADERSHIP

Aliyu Signs Budget Of N84.09bn Into Law

Tue, 25/12/2012 – 1:52am | ABU NMODU News Law

The Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu has signed into law N84.09 billion budget appropriation bill for the 2013 fiscal year.

The 2013 budget estimate signed into law yesterday at the Banquet Hall Government House, Minna, was last week passed into law by the state assembly with an increase of N300 million from the initial bill of N83.7 billion presented to the House by the Governor.

Aliyu said while signing the budget that since the present democratic dispensation in the state there was no time that a budget was passed before the expiration of the preceding fiscal year and therefore commended the members of the state assembly for the speedy passage of the budget.

He said, “Indeed our honourable members have demonstrated commitment to our shared vision and a common mission of good governance based on the principle of transparency, accountability and participatory democracy as well as total commitment to the development of our dear state.”

He disclosed that from the new budget passed, N46 billion was meant for recurrent expenditure while N37 billion was for capital expenditure saying that every accounting officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs must ensure that corruption was not encouraged in their conduct.

“My state is under surveillance, what you do in your offices or positions matters” he declared, while saying that the MDAs must make sure that their account books were audited up to date.

The governor admonished that due process and financial regulations must be adhered to, both at state and local government level for the purpose of accountability and transparency which is the main thrust of his government.

Earlier, the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Barrister Adamu Usman stated that the budget was increased by N300 million and that hence forth the House would be inviting ministries and agencies to give quarterly review of the budget to ascertain level of performance.

 


PREMIUM TIMES

Plateau Governor, Jang, presents 2013 budget to seven lawmakers
Andrew Ajijah
Published: December 13,2012

 

Only seven out of the twenty four members of the Plateau State House of Assembly were present, Thursday, when Governor Jonah Jang presented the 2013 budget to lawmakers.

The absence of the other seventeen legislators is believed to be a result of the protests earlier held by local government workers at the House of Assembly complex.

It is not clear if the seven members present were enough to form a quorum, but Mr. Jang presented a budget of N133.5 billion amidst tight security.

“Mr. Speaker, Hon. Members, the proposed 2013 budget which is christened, “Budget of Continuity and Inclusive growth III” has a total budget size of One Hundred and Thirty-three Billion, Four Hundred and Fifty Nine Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Three Naira only (N133,459,176,903.00),” the governor said while presenting the budget.

“This is made up of Forty-eight Billion, Three Hundred and Seventy Million, Three Hundred and Five Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Naira (N48,370,305,790.00) as Recurrent Expenditure and Eighty-Five Billion, Eighty-eight Million, Eight Hundred and Seventy-one Thousand, One Hundred and Thirteen Naira only (N85,088,871,113.00) as Capital Expenditure,” he added.

“These estimates may appear ambitious, but we are positive that with our renewed vigour in internal revenue mobilisation and generation, prudent utilization of resources and commitment towards achieving our vision, we will achieve the targets set out in the budget,” Mr. Jang added.

Protesting workers chased

Earlier, protesting workers at the Plateau State House of Assembly Complex were chased away by security operatives.
The operatives fired rubber bullets to chase away the workers and officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress
from the entrance of the Assembly Complex.

The protesting workers had shown their determination to stop the planned presentation of the 2013 budget by the state governor to the lawmakers.

Some of protesters sustained various levels of injuries while running away from the gunshots. The injured are being treated at the Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos.

Plateau workers led by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, are protesting the non-resolution of workers grievances by the state government. Local Government workers in Plateau have been on strike for about seven months demanding the implementation of the N18, 000 minimum wage.

The NLC joined the strike on Tuesday, thereby bringing the state to total paralysis.

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The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, John Clark, was whisked away by security agents in a private car for safety midday on Thursday.
Other lawmakers also deserted the Assembly Complex for fear of being attacked by protesting workers.
Plateau workers led by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, are protesting the non-resolution of workers grievances by the state government. Local Government workers in Plateau have been on strike for about seven months demanding the implementation of the N18, 000 minimum wage. The NLC joined the strike on Tuesday, thereby bringing the state to total paralysis.
The 2013 budget presentation by the state governor, Jonah Jang, to the Assembly was earlier fixed for 11 a.m. on Thursday. The protesting workers, however, ensured that the presentation did not hold as scheduled.
More security personnel have now been sent to the area. The situation has created a tense atmosphere and heavy traffic build-up in some parts of the state capital, Jos.
Meanwhile, NLC state officials are still at the entrance of the Assembly complex insisting that the budget will not be presented until the workers’ demands are met.

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Striking workers in Plateau State, Thursday, stopped the 2013 budget presentation by the Executive to the State House of Assembly.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, Tuesday, joined the striking Local Government workers in the state. The local government workers had been on strike for about 7 months demanding the full implementation of the N18, 000 minimum wage.
Reports also indicate that the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Barko, was manhandled by the protesting workers on Thursday morning.
Some protesters had, Tuesday, burnt the homes of three public officials including a commissioner during the protest.

 

TRIBUNE

Jang presents 2013 budget amid tight security
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GOVERNOR Jonah Jang of Plateau State has presented the 2013 budget christened: “Budget of Continuity and Inclusive Growth” with a total size of N133,459,176,903.00.

Presenting the budget before the Plateau State House of Assembly, Governor Jang said the budget was made up of N48,370,305,790.00 as recurrent expenditure and N85,088,871,113.00 as capital expenditure.

According to him, government is positive about achieving set goals with the renewed vigour in internal revenue mobilisation and generation and prudent utilisation of resources.

Giving the breakdown, the governor pointed out that N7,422,015,834.00 was allocated to the education sector.

He said of the amount, the renovation and equipping of five schools in each of the three senatorial zones would cost N5, 740,191,581.00.

He noted that the renovation of the Technical College, Bukuru would cost N394,188,324.00 while three science schools would be renovated and constructed in each senatorial zone at a total sum of N1,049,435,925.00.

However, the presentation, which was supposed to commence by 10.00 a.m, was delayed till 2.00 p.m as striking workers barricaded part of the road leading to the assembly having got wind that the governor would be at the assembly for the presentation of the budget.

But at about 1.30 p.m, anti-riot policemen deployed to the assembly released a volley of gunshots and teargas to pave the way for the governor.

 


 

VANGUARD

Suswam presents N130.9bn budget estimate
on DECEMBER 19, 2012 · in NEWS
12:10 am

By PETER DURU

MAKURDI— Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, yesterday, presented a budget estimate of N130.9 billion to the Benue State House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

The estimate was Christened Budget of Development and Growth Effectiveness.

Suswam urged members of the House to ensure accelerated passage of the bill to enable his administration carry on with its developmental programmes.

A breakdown of the estimate showed that N68.5 billion was set aside for capital projects, while recurrent expenditure would gulp over N67.5 billion.

Personnel cost received N39.8 billion or 30.45% of the proposed budget, while expected overhead costs received N22.6 billion or 17.23% of the budget.

Suswam lamented the increasing annual wage bill in the state, which he put at over N39 billion.


 

NATIONAL MIRROR

Al-Makura presents N107.9bn 2013 budget
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Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday presented a N107.9 billion appropriation bill for the 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly.

Tagged ‘Budget of Redemption II,’ Al-Makura told the lawmakers that the budget is a logical succession to the 2012 budget in keeping with the commitment of his administration to fulfill its covenant with the good people of the state.

His words: “In so doing, we will sustain our determination to salvage our people from the stranglehold of want, deprivation, squalor, disease and avoidable hopelessness.”

The sum of N65.2 billion, representing 60 per cent of the budget is earmarked as capital expenditure while the recurrent expenditure is N42.6 billion, representing 40 percent of the budget, for the 2013fiscal year.

Provisions for the sectors in the 2013 appropriation shows the Works and Transport sector with the highest allocation of N15 billion followed by education with N4.2 billion.

Al-Makura, however, lamented the unimpressive outing of the 2012 budget, which, according to him, “was due largely to unprecedented drop in federal allocations to the state, despite positive outlook in the internally generated revenue profile.”

 


 

 

BUSINESS DAY

Shettima presents N184bn budget for 2013
FRIDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2012 09:49 BUSINESSDAY

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State presented a budget of N184 billion for 2013 to the state legislature for approval on Thursday.

Shettima said at the presentation that N132 billion of the amount would be for capital expenditure, while N52 billion was for recurrent votes.

He said the budget was aimed at kick-starting the economy of the state.

“Mr Speaker, honourable members, our budget is aimed at kick-starting the recovery, growth and development of all segments of the society.

“We shall do this through a conscious, scientific and consultative approach to create avenues for empowering our rural populace with cottage
industries, among others,” he said.

The highest allocation of N36 billion was for the Ministry of Works and Transport, while the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education received N21 billion and N13 billion respectively to be second and third.

Others were Ministry of Health, N14 billion, Ministry of Agriculture, N9 billion, and Ministry of Sports, N3 billion.

The governor thanked the state assembly for its numerous collaborations with the executive toward the development of the state.

Shettima appealed for a speedy passage of the budget to enable the government to begin its implementation in earnest.

Responding, the Speaker, Abdulkarim Lawan, gave an assurance on quick passage of the budget by the assembly.

(NAN)

 


 

LEADERSHIP

Nigeria: Yuguda Presents N137.3 Billion 2013 Budget
BY NAJIB SANI, 5 DECEMBER 2012
Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda has presented an appropriation bill of N137, 342, 108, 137 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval as the 2013 budget.

Making the presentation yesterday, the governor explained that the sum was for both capital and recurrent services during the new fiscal year: N63, 348, 292, 151 for recurrent expenditure and N73, 993, 816, 176 billion for capital spending.

He said that the budget expected to be funded from the statutory allocation and internal revenues respectively would be allocate more to the key ministries of works and transport, education, agriculture, health, water and poverty alleviation.

Yuguda stated that the government would in the 2013 fiscal year concentrate on the completion of ongoing projects such as the Bauchi State International airport, roads, renovation of schools and hospitals. He also stressed that new projects and programmes would be embarked upon only where they become absolutely necessary and the resultant effect would have direct bearing on the economy and lives of the people of the state.

The breakdown of the Governor’s budget shows that the ministry of works and transport got the biggest amount of N6, 199, 759, 376, followed by the office of the Secretary to the State Government [SSG] that has N5, 601, 000, 000 and education ministry which was allocated the sum of N5, 66,347,686.

Responding, the speaker of the Assembly, Hon Yahaya Miya, assured the governor that the lawmakers would deliberate on the proposed budget and ensure its speedy passage into law.

The speaker, however, said that all Ministry and Departments must come before the House to depend their allocation so as to ensure judicious utilisation of public funds.


 

DAILY TRUST

Taraba acting governor presents 2013 budget

Written by Terkula Igidi, Jalingo Tuesday, 25 December 2012 05:00
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Acting governor of Taraba state Alhaji Garba Umar yesterday presented N73.4 billion as the 2013 appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly.
Presenting the budget break down before the house, Umar said recurrent expenditure will take N38.8 billion while capital expenditure will gulp N34.5 billion.

He said the budget will be funded in part from internally generated revenue (IGR), Federal Statutory Allocation, Value Added Tax {VAT}, SURE-P {State Share} and capital receipts.

Citing section 18 {1} of the Taraba state Fiscal Responsibility Law of 2011, he said the 2013 budget will be based on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/ Fiscal strategy paper earlier made available to members of the house.

The acting governor said “the state Executive Council during their deliberation on the budget saw the need to take up the issue of the state internally generated revenue with all seriousness through direct involvement of MDAs in the monitoring of the collection and accounting for the revenue so collected from all sources.”

He was expressed optimism that the amount so far spent on federal roads will be refunded to the state government saying “there is a very strong indication that a large portion of the funds spent by the state on federal road projects will be refunded to the state within the coming fiscal year.”

Umar also used the opportunity to praise the legislators for their support of his government saying the “unalloyed support and cooperation” extended to him by the members during “our trying moment when our beloved governor had the plane crash is essential to our development drive as a people.”

He urged the members to give the appropriation bill accelerated passage, adding that the speedy passage of the bill will go a long way in improving the lives of the people.

 


 

VANGUARD

Nyako presents N95bn budget for 2013
on NOVEMBER 30, 2012 · in NEWS
1:12 am

By Umar Yusuf
YOLA—Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, has presented N95 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly, tagged “budget for continued delivery of democracy dividends,”

Nyako said the proposed budget was articulated against the backdrop of the current economic challenges and realities on the ground, adding that N20.960 billion was for personnel cost; N28.383 billion – over head cost just as Consolidated Revenue Fund charges would take N6.460 billion while N39.040 billion was budgeted for Capital Expenses.

According to the governor the 2013 budget was principally designed to promote continuity of his administration’s efforts to transform the state economy for massive development programmes.

He said his administration would continue to ensure that basic social infrastructural facilities for primary health care delivery, electricity, portable water for “our rural population, provision of quality education and technical/formal agricultural skills at vocational centres for youths are pursued vigorously.”

“We intend to formally commission in the new year, Adamawa-German Diagnostic Centre in Yola to reduce hospital tourism abroad and the first ever agricultural skills development centre of international standard in our country.”

The Governor, however, commended the State Assembly members and the people of Adamawa for their continued support to his administration.

He said his vision remains the rapid socio economic development of the state through Agricultural development as the centre piece and the provision of requisite security environment and social facilities.

He informed the House that the 2012 budget of N87.91 billion that was graciously approved, so far 62 percent of the revenue projection or N54.75 billion has been realized and expended.

 


 

DAILY TIMES

Dankwambo presents N107.8bn budget for 2013
By www.dailytimes.com.ng

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Friday presented a budget of N107.8 billion to the House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.
The governor said N41.8 billion was for recurrent while N66 billion would be spent on capital expenditure.

Dankwambo said the budget was predicated on revenue receipts of N50.1 billion, with a projection growth in revenue generation of 22 per cent. The breakdown shows that personnel cost is N15.7 billion, overhead N16.2 billion, while consolidated revenue charges are N9.8 billion.

According to him, a yield balance of N8.2 billion is for transfer to the Capital Development Fund. Dankwambo said the estimated capital receipts of N58.5 billion, N1 billion external loans and N1.6 billion grants from the Federal Government and development partners, totaling N61.1 billion, would cover the cost of capital projects for the year.
He said government anticipated a budget deficit of N4.8billion.

Giving a highlight of the revenue receipts for the year, Dankwambo said N5.6 billion would be from internally generated revenue and N37.5 billion from statutory allocation. Others are N1.5 billion from the excess crude oil and N1.5 billion from share of exchange rate while N4 billion from budget augmentation and other allocations.


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