From Christians Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Government has said that the 2022 budget of N106, 807,267,642 titled: ‘Budget of Economic Recovery and Consolidation of Inclusive Infrastructural Growth 2’ is aimed at rebuilding on the past achievements that the state recorded in the previous years.
During the budget breakdown, the Ministry of Works and Transport received the sum of N9,357,030,000, which is the highest, representing 26 per cent, while administration has N7, 687,193,830.50 only, representing 21.36 per cent of the capital estimate and health sub-sector got the sum of N3,553,472,125, representing 9.87 per cent of the capital estimate.
The Triumph learnt that the Ministry of Education has been earmarked the sum of N3, 273,564,267 only, representing 9.10 per cent of the capital estimate, while water resources, energy and sanitation have the sum of N2, 658,132,089 only, representing 7.39 per cent of the total capital estimate and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is being allocated the sum of N2, 521842,977, representing 7.07 per cent.
The state commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Sylvester I. Wallangko disclosed this to newsmen during the budget breakdown at the Conference Hall of the Cabinet Office Jos recently.
The commissioner said the Ministry of Commerce and Industries was earmarked N1, 617,592,000, representing 4.49 per cent.
While the sum of N1, 526,810,000, representing 4.24 per cent was allocated for Justice/Law/Judiciary and the sum of N1, 107,464,860 for Environment and Mineral Development, representing 3.08 per cent.
He said, the Ministry of Finance and Economic has been allocated the sum of N917, 574,706, while the
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has the sum of N911, 542,143 only, representing 2.53 per cent of the capital estimate, and Information and Communication has N343, 783,000 only, representing 0.96 per cent of the total capital estimate.
Also, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been allocated the sum of N220,700,000 only, representing 0.67 per cent of the capital estimate, while Ministry for Women, Youth and Sport Development has the sum of N203,290,000 only, representing 0.56 per cent for their major projects.
The commissioner further stated that, the sum of N88, 000,000 is allocated to Tourism, Culture and Hospitality ministry, representing 0.24 per cent of the total capital estimate.
According to him, the N7, 687,193,830.50 is for administration; N100, 000,000 will be used in finishing of Simon Bako Lalong Guest House, while N60,000,000 will be used in building and furnishing Protocol Lodge at International Airport Heipang, Jos.
He said, the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) proposed for 2022 is N24, 199,475,222.12, which is higher than the 2021 IGR.
He called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to adhere strictly to the basic principles of budgeting and budget implementation, advising stakeholders to take responsibility and ownership of all the projects that are in their domains by exhibiting high sense of responsibility in terms of maintenance culture as the primary beneficiaries.