A proposed budget of N23.4bn has been obtained from the House of Assembly on Thursday, September 25, 2014 which was forwarded by the Plateau State Government for due deliberation and endorsement.
Punch reports state that according to the proposed budget sent just about six months before their tenure ends, supply and fixing of curtains blinds, customized cutleries and other items at the new Government House would be awarded to a foreign firm at the cost of N442, 289, 600.00.
Road networks, purchase of official vehicles and other projects at the new Government House at Little Rayfield are also expected to scoff N4.2bn.
Furthermore, other things to be covered by the supplementary budget are procurement of a Toyota Land Cruiser model vehicle for the Chief Judge of Plateau State, at the cost of N25, 625, 675. 68 and a Toyota Corolla for the Chief Registrar, Plateau State Judiciary, at the cost of N7, 545, 398, 68.
Also, the completion of existing road projects all over the state, the office of the SSG at the new Government House and provision of infrastructure and office equipment at the new office of the Board of Internal revenue is expected to guzzle yet another N13bn, while the state water board was budgeted N1.5bn.
Other estimates computed and gathered from all ministries, agencies and departments of government were put at N12, 400, 979, 524. 00.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Olivia Dazem in a statement disclosed that the budget was prepared due to the necessity of finishing already existing projects before the end of the present government.
“In view of the need to meet additional developmental efforts of the present administration in project execution, a supplementary budget in respect of some ministries, agencies and departments have become very necessary.” She said