Completion of ongoing projects with focus on peace and security topped this year’s budget in Plateau State.
A breakdown of the entire 2015 budget christened ‘Budget of Continuity and Inclusive Growth (V)’ presented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Rauta Dakok, yesterday showed that the budget has a total size of N215,457,618,204.72 for both recurrent and capital expenditure.
Also the budget indicated that the government will spend N18.902,424,182.00 on the education sector.
According to the permanent secretary, “the present administration is fully committed to the provision of qualitative and functional education to its citizens.”
Also, the Lalong-led administration is committed to the provision of potable water to the people of the state and it is in this vein that the sum of N5,483,249,771.00 was allocated to this sector.”
Similarly, agriculture received a boost in this year’s budget as the state government approved the procurement and distribution of 650 trucks of fertiliser made up of 325 urea and 325 NPK.
Other emphasis would be on completing old projects including the dualisation of old Airport Junction–Rayfeild-Bukuru with a spur to Dogon Karfe, Gbandang and new government house road-Tahos-Rim-Bachit with spur to Jol road.
Mangu-Bwai-Mushu-Bokkos road, the dualisation of Rukuba Road-Maingo-Dochai to the Nigerian College of Accountancy- Vom-Farin Lamba-Kassa with spur to Wereng road.
Rauta noted that “N1,684,000,000 has been earmarked for the development of the mining sub-sector which is an important source of revenue earning to the state.
“The budget is projected to be financed from internally generated revenue which amounts to N16,828,493,045,
statutory revenue allocation ,N43,682,249,023.72, re-imbursements-N15,300,000.000, SURE-P, N2,617,036,075, others N1,185,123,000.00,’’ she further added.

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