Lalong presented a budget of 215 Billion

The Plateau state government on Tuesday has presented a breakdown of its 2015 annual budgets tagged: ‘Budget of Continuity and Inclusive Growth V’. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance Mrs. Rauta Dakok made the breakdown of over N215.4 Billion Naira budget at the Cabinet Office, Joseph Gomwalk State Secretariat in Jos the state capital. Mrs Dakok stated that the budget breakdown is coming late following the tenure expiration of the past administration that ushered the new government of Barr. Simon Lalong. The budget was spread across various ministries in the state. The educational sector received the sum of N18,901,424,180.00 billion Naira, with Health taking N8,420,400,935.00 billion Naira. The water sector in the state also received N5.483,249,771.00 billion Naira and a total sum of N282,680,000.00 was allocated to agriculture as part of government’s commitment to boost agriculture in the state. The Permanent Secretary also reiterate the commitment of the new government to complete all on-going road  projects and N37,484,700,000.00 billion naira was allocated to the Works and Transport sector adding that Land and Urban development has been  allotted N11,770,951,750.00 billion naira. The Tourism, Culture and Environmental sector received a total sum of N4, 862,456,922.00 with  Information and Communication getting N41,220,026.00. Naira  while Women , Youth and Sports Development N6,651,770,000.00 has been earmarked for the ministry. Commerce and Industries got with N3,262,632,733.00. Mineral Development gets N1,684,000,000.00. With Science and Technology receiving N1,051,800.00, the administration section received the sum  N23,394,216,989.00. The government said the budget is to enhance productivity particularly in the civil service by creating a better working environment both at the state level and the local government level among other activities of government in the year 2015.


One comment

  1. why such large sum of money allocated to administration?? haba jama’a! we need detailed info not vague allocations. be transparent

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