28 states can not finance 2019 budgets – NEITI
Information made accessible by the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has demonstrated that 28 states would be unfit to finance their 2019 spending plans from income acknowledged in 2018 and 2017.
The information was made accessible in the NEITI Quarterly Review, marked by its representative, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji.
The eight expresses that would almost certainly support their 2017 and 2018 income are Enugu, Kaduna, Delta, Yobe, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa and Rivers.
The 28 expresses that would not have the option to subsidize their spending limits are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba , Zamfara.
As indicated by the report, no one but Yobe can subsidize its 2019 spending plan from the distributions it got from the alliance accounts portions board of trustees (FAAC).
A drop in oil costs additionally influenced FAAC distributions as the three levels of government were unfit to share N2 trillion in the first quarter of 2019 similar to the pattern since the second quarter of 2018.
“Oil costs encountered a descending winding from November 2018. Oil costs were above $80 per barrel in October 2018 yet by December 2018 they had dropped to $57 per barrel,” NEITI said.
“Normal oil cost for the first quarter of 2019 was $63.17 per barrel. The average oil cost for the year 2018 was $71.06 per barrel. In this way, oil costs have been extensively lower in the initial three months of 2019 than they were in 2018.”
NEITI portrayed the spending limits of states as being “generally excessively idealistic,” and included that there are wide discrepancies in the net FAAC distributions to states.
“This survey demonstrated that financial limits for states are to a great extent excessively hopeful.
“There is no express whose net FAAC distributions in either 2017 or 2018 can satisfactorily fund their financial limits for 2019.
“This features the central hole in the capacity of FAAC distributions to fund state spending plans and brings into the center the significance of inside created income (IGR). It additionally demonstrates the certainty of obtaining by states,” NEITI said.
On Sunday, The Economic Confidential discharged it’s Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) for 2018 and demonstrated that 17, of the 36 conditions of the Federation, are bankrupt as their IGR, in 2018, were far beneath 10 percent of their receipts from the FAAC around the same time.
The record registered by The Economic Confidential uncovered that without the month to month payment from FAAC, a large number of the states stayed unviable and can’t get by without the governmentally disseminated gifts to a great extent from the oil area.
States create the IGRs through Pay-As-You-Earn Tax (PAYE), direct evaluation, street duties and incomes from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
The IGR of the 36 conditions of the organization totaled N1.1 trillion out of 2018 when contrasted with N931 billion of every 2017, an expansion of N172 billion. The magazine’s report additionally shown that the IGR of Lagos, at N382 billion, was higher than that of 30 states set up together whose IGRs are amazingly low and poor contrasted with their designations from the Federation Account.
In the meantime, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, which isn’t a state yet the nation’s capital, created N65 billion IGR against N29 billion from the Federation Account; in a similar period.
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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