2016 budget: South-East gets lowest allocation for capital projects

…….

the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT) is the single highest
beneficiary of allocations for capital projects
with the sum of N209 billion (76.99 percent).

President Buhari’s North-West region got
a generous allocation for projects in the 2016
image

Appropriations Bill with capital allocation
worth N73.7 billion for the implementation of
802 projects across the seven States in the
zone.

There seems to be no end in sight for cry
about the neglect of the South-East geo-
political zone by the President Muhammadu
Buhari led federal government as it has
emerged that the region received the lowest
allocation for developmental projects.
According to details of the capital allocations
for states as contained in a report of National
Assembly Budget and Research Office
(NABRO) seen by Daily Sun, the sum of
N28.22 billion was appropriated for capital
projects for the five States in the region.
A breakdown shows that , Abia State got
N6.93 billion (24.55 percent); Anambra State
got N3.02 billion (10.20 percent); Ebonyi state
got N4.63 billion (16.41 percent); Enugu State
got N10.15 billion (35.98 percent) while Imo
State got N3.49 billion (12.36 percent).
According to the document, the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT) is the single highest
beneficiary of allocations for capital projects
with the sum of N209 billion (76.99 percent).
For other states in the North Central region ;
Nasarawa State received N14.75 billion (5.43
percent); Kwara State- N5.19%); Niger State
recieved N12.59 billion (4.63 percent); Plateau
State got N6.63 billion (2.44 percent); Benue
got N7.46 billion (2.75 percent) while Kogi
State got N7.25 billion (2.67 percent).
Also President Buhari’s North-West region got
a generous allocation for projects in the 2016

Appropriations Bill with capital allocation
worth N73.7 billion for the implementation of
802 projects across the seven States in the
zone.

For the implementation of ongoing and new
projects in the seven states in the region,
Kano State got N32.14 billion (43.61 percent)
for 166 projects; Kaduna State got N19.82
billion (26.99 percent) for 292 projects while
Katsina State got N9.52 billion (12.92
percent).
Also the sum of N3.56 billion (4.84 percent)
goes to Jigawa State; N3.15 billion (4.28
percent) goes to Kebbi State; N2.53 billion for
execution of 61 projects was allocated to
Zamfara State while N2.97 billion (4.04
percent) went to Sokoto State.
From the total sum of N48.97 billion for the
South West region, Lagos State got the
highest share allocation of N16.14 billion
(32.95 percent); Oyo State got N12.28 billion
(25.08 percent); Ogun State got N7.95 billion
(16.23 percent); Osun State got N6.52 billion
(13.30 percent); Ondo state got N3.77 billion
(7.70 percent) while Ekiti State got N2.32
billion (4.7 pecent) of the capital allocation
for this year.
On the part of the North East geopolitical
zone of N46.69 billion for the execution of
454 ongoing and new projects, Gombe State
got N9.70 billion (21 percent); Taraba state
got N9.23 percent); Bauchi State got N9.23
billion (20 percent); Yobe State got N6.99
billion (15 percent); Adamawa state got N5.98
billion (13 percent) while Borno State got
N5.98 billion (12 percent).
The six South South states also got N35.31
billion for execution of 474 projects out of
which 30 are ongoing projects, 438 are new
projects while six are unidentified.
The breakdown indicates that: Cross River
state got N10.75 billion (30.46 percent); Delta
State got N7.55 billion (21.38 percent); Akwa
Ibom State got N1.92 billion (5.45 percent);
Bayelsa State got N3.21 billion (9.08 percent);
River state got N7.29 billion (20.66 percent)
while Edo State got N4.58 billion (12.98
percent) of the total capital allocation.

+Sun ng

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