By Philip Yatai
Kaduna, Jan. 17, 2022 The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N714.2 million for Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) under its Planning and Budget Commission in 2022.
This is contained in the 2022 budget of N278.6 billion signed by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai with capital expenditure of N184.5 billion.
A copy of the budget obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Monday, showed that out of the N714.2 million, N432.2 million was earmarked for the expansion of Eyes and Ears Project.
Also, N188 million would be spent on maintenance of M and E infrastructure and N94 million on continuous monitoring and other related activities.
Other allocations for the commission are N74 million for the development and review of policy documents and N80 million for printing of policy documents, while N32.3 million was earmarked for establishment of e-registry
Also, N21 million was allocated for strengthening of Information and Communication Technology Unit, N250 million for the operationalisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and N243.2 million for operationalisation of Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship programme.
The government equally allocated N15 million for Open Government Partnership activities, N200 million for population census and N25 million for nutrition coordination activities.
A total of N230 million was allocated as counterpart fund for UNICEF, UNFPA and United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Officer,
Also, N17.4 million was set aside for coordination meetings with development partners and the State Operations Coordinating Unit, while N32.8 million was for the establishment of E-Library and strengthening of the commission’s Economic Intelligence Unit.
The state government further earmarked N635.4 million for the operationalisation of State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability programme and Kaduna State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus programme.
A total of N356.1 million was equally earmarked for Local Government Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability programme.
NAN reports that a total of N3.2 billion was allocated to the commission representing 1.1 per cent of the total budget, out of which N317.2 million was earmarked for recurrent expenditure and N2.9 billion for capital expenditure.
By Philip Yatai