The Plateau State government has given a breakdown of policies and program that is contained in the 2023 budget.
Commissioner for Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Nde Dan-Philip Hirkop, gave the breakdown on Thursday at the Cabinet Office, JD Gomwalk State Secretariat in Jos, the state capital.
According to the Commissioner, the budget size for the year 2023, which is tagged “Budget of Infrastructural Consolidation and Transition” is at One Hundred and Forty Nine Billion, Nine Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety -One Naira (N149,951,334,591.00) only.
The amount consists of Eighty-Four Billion, One Hundred and Fifty-Two Million, Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Four naira (N84,152,360,704.00), as recurrent estimate which represents 56.11% of the total budget.
Sixty-Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight Million, Nine hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-Seven Naira (N65,798,973,887.00) as capital estimate which represents 43.88% of the total approved budget.
He said the state is expected to raise N26,242.969750.00 from Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) while N89,762,887,553.00 is expected from Government share of FAAC which make the sub total expectations from recurrent revenue to stands at N116,065,857,303.00.
For Capital Receipts, the state is expecting aids and grants to the tunes of N30,945,477,288.00 while Capital Development Fund (CDF) is at N3,000,000,000.00, totalling N33, 945,477,288.00.
The breakdown shows a total of N84,152,360,704.00 expected to be spent as Recurrent Expenditure, with personnel cost at N39,825,929,574.00 while other recurrent cost stand at N44,326,431,130.00.
Capital Expenditure is estimated at, N65,798,973,887,00. with the breakdown as follows, Administrative sector, N14,796,869,520.00, Economic sector, N34,722,975,207.00, Law and Justice sector, N2,246,475,900.00 and Social sector stand at N14,032,653,260.00.
The sub-sectoral breakdown of the 2023 budget shows that the Ministry of Water Resources, Energy and Sanitation gets the highest with N14,977,431,062.00 while Tourism, Culture and Hospitality is the lowest with N100,000,000.00, only.
Education gets N13,266,469,424.00, Health, N3,728,901,125.00, Agriculture and Rural Development, N2,805,442,977.00, Works and Transport, N5,967,030,000.00, Lands, Housing and Urban Development, N1,173,288,000.00, Information and Communication, N661,330,400.00.
Others are Women, Youth and Sport Development, N233,290,000.00, Commerce and Industries, N114,660,000.00, Law and Justice, N2,124,870,000.00, Environment and Mineral, N2,175,377,317.00, Administrative, N13,266,469,424.00 while Finance and Economic gets N7,850,947,849.00.
Nde Dan-Philip Hirkop hinted that Governor Simon Bako Lalong had recently visited and invited President Muhammadu Buhari for the commissioning of some of the completed projects in the state which is expected to hold at the end of this April, 2023.