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  •  The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board LASUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC on Friday rounded up a 5 day capacity training programme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 90 officers working in the Basic Education Quality Assurance BEQA were retrained in evaluating techniques that would enhance learning The training programme which kicked off on Aug 17 closed on Friday at the Oshodi Local Government Area Office and Methodist Primary School Oshodi Mr Wahab Alawiye King Executive Chairman of LASUBEB said that BEQA officers in the state were equipped with modern techniques of training and learning in classrooms According to Alawiye King the training is aimed at ensuring that the beneficiaries adopt best global practices being one of LASUBEB s mandates in improving the skills of its teaching personnel We have realised that manpower development and capacity building is essential in improving learning and teaching outcomes Alawiye King said He added that LASUBEB adopted a cluster system for quality control and officials would henceforth be in charge of coordinating schools within certain specie areas in their localities We all cannot be in the schools at the same time So officers living in a particular area will control and supervise what happens in their localities Alawiye King said He added that the board was not only monitoring the primary school content but also the character and attitude of the teachers all targeted at encouraging the officers in performing their duties Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ejike Obeta NAN
    LASUBEB partners UBEC to train teachers on new teaching techniques
     The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board LASUBEB in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC on Friday rounded up a 5 day capacity training programme The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 90 officers working in the Basic Education Quality Assurance BEQA were retrained in evaluating techniques that would enhance learning The training programme which kicked off on Aug 17 closed on Friday at the Oshodi Local Government Area Office and Methodist Primary School Oshodi Mr Wahab Alawiye King Executive Chairman of LASUBEB said that BEQA officers in the state were equipped with modern techniques of training and learning in classrooms According to Alawiye King the training is aimed at ensuring that the beneficiaries adopt best global practices being one of LASUBEB s mandates in improving the skills of its teaching personnel We have realised that manpower development and capacity building is essential in improving learning and teaching outcomes Alawiye King said He added that LASUBEB adopted a cluster system for quality control and officials would henceforth be in charge of coordinating schools within certain specie areas in their localities We all cannot be in the schools at the same time So officers living in a particular area will control and supervise what happens in their localities Alawiye King said He added that the board was not only monitoring the primary school content but also the character and attitude of the teachers all targeted at encouraging the officers in performing their duties Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ejike Obeta NAN
    LASUBEB partners UBEC to train teachers on new teaching techniques
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    LASUBEB partners UBEC to train teachers on new teaching techniques

    The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) on Friday rounded up a 5-day capacity training programme.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 90 officers working in the Basic Education Quality Assurance (BEQA) were retrained in evaluating techniques that would enhance learning.

    The training programme which kicked off on Aug. 17, closed on Friday at the Oshodi Local Government Area Office and Methodist Primary School Oshodi.

    Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, said that BEQA officers in the state were equipped with modern techniques of training and learning in classrooms.

    According to Alawiye-King, the training is aimed at ensuring that the beneficiaries adopt best global practices, being one of LASUBEB’s mandates in improving the skills of its teaching personnel.

    “We have realised that manpower development and capacity building is essential in improving learning and teaching outcomes,’’ Alawiye-King said.

    He added that LASUBEB  adopted a cluster system for quality control, and officials would henceforth be in charge of coordinating schools within certain specie areas in their localities.

    “We all cannot be in the schools at the same time. So, officers living in a particular area will control and supervise what happens in their localities,’’ Alawiye-King said.

    He added that the board was not only monitoring the primary school content, but also the character and attitude of the teachers, all targeted at encouraging the officers in performing their duties.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

  •  The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board Ogun SUBEB says it will understudy the implementation of Better Service Delivery For All BESDA in Oyo State following its BESDA success A statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by a member of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board Oyo SUBEB media team Mr Michael Ogunshina said that the decision followed the success of the basic education in Oyo State particularly the creative and innovative ways BESDA had been operating in the state The team from Ogun SUBEB paid a working visit to Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman Oyo SUBEB on Thursday in Ibadan the statement said BESDA is a Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC initiative funded by the World Bank to ensure out of school children return back to school and are retained in schools the statement said Receiving the visitors from Ogun Adeniran enjoined the team to ensure they create a cordial working relationship with other relevant Ministries Departments and Agencies in Ogun to achieve the aim of taking children off the streets just as it is being done in Oyo State With the transparency of the board public schools have witnessed transformation BESDA was established to cater for out of school children in the state while we provide instructional materials and training of teachers and non teaching workers We have had a cordial working relationship with all relevant stakeholders in the implementation of BESDA Adeniran said Adeniran further expressed the Board s readiness to guide Ogun SUBEB in the right path by providing essential details on how to achieve Better Education Service Delivery for All in the neighbouring state He further revealed that Oyo State s approach in the leadership of Mr Seyi Makinde was delivering free basic education to all children and making it qualitative and exciting for them Adeniran said that on the list of decisions of the board is to instill the Omoluabi integrity ethos of the Yoruba culture in each child to preserve the identity and values of the Yoruba culture Speaking earlier Dr Remi Balogun the Director Planning Research and Statistics Ogun SUBEB thanked Dr Nureni Adeniran for the privilege given to understudy the success of OYO SUBEB in the area of Better Education Service Delivery In another development Mr Kunle Yusuff the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Oyo State on Sustainable Development Goals has pledged to collaborate with OYO SUBEB on providing quality Education for public pupils in Oyo State He said this while presenting Students Edition of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which would be distributed at no cost to pupils in Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 According to him the texts will be part of their curriculum and learning materials for social studies and basic science Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Ogun SUBEB to understudy BESDA implementation in Oyo State 
     The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board Ogun SUBEB says it will understudy the implementation of Better Service Delivery For All BESDA in Oyo State following its BESDA success A statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by a member of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board Oyo SUBEB media team Mr Michael Ogunshina said that the decision followed the success of the basic education in Oyo State particularly the creative and innovative ways BESDA had been operating in the state The team from Ogun SUBEB paid a working visit to Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman Oyo SUBEB on Thursday in Ibadan the statement said BESDA is a Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC initiative funded by the World Bank to ensure out of school children return back to school and are retained in schools the statement said Receiving the visitors from Ogun Adeniran enjoined the team to ensure they create a cordial working relationship with other relevant Ministries Departments and Agencies in Ogun to achieve the aim of taking children off the streets just as it is being done in Oyo State With the transparency of the board public schools have witnessed transformation BESDA was established to cater for out of school children in the state while we provide instructional materials and training of teachers and non teaching workers We have had a cordial working relationship with all relevant stakeholders in the implementation of BESDA Adeniran said Adeniran further expressed the Board s readiness to guide Ogun SUBEB in the right path by providing essential details on how to achieve Better Education Service Delivery for All in the neighbouring state He further revealed that Oyo State s approach in the leadership of Mr Seyi Makinde was delivering free basic education to all children and making it qualitative and exciting for them Adeniran said that on the list of decisions of the board is to instill the Omoluabi integrity ethos of the Yoruba culture in each child to preserve the identity and values of the Yoruba culture Speaking earlier Dr Remi Balogun the Director Planning Research and Statistics Ogun SUBEB thanked Dr Nureni Adeniran for the privilege given to understudy the success of OYO SUBEB in the area of Better Education Service Delivery In another development Mr Kunle Yusuff the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Oyo State on Sustainable Development Goals has pledged to collaborate with OYO SUBEB on providing quality Education for public pupils in Oyo State He said this while presenting Students Edition of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which would be distributed at no cost to pupils in Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 According to him the texts will be part of their curriculum and learning materials for social studies and basic science Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Ogun SUBEB to understudy BESDA implementation in Oyo State 
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    Ogun SUBEB to understudy BESDA implementation in Oyo State 

    The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (Ogun SUBEB) says it will understudy the implementation of Better Service Delivery For All (BESDA) in Oyo State following its (BESDA) success.

    A statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by a member of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (Oyo SUBEB) media team, Mr Michael Ogunshina, said that the decision followed the success of the basic education in Oyo State, particularly the creative and innovative ways BESDA had been operating in the state.

    The team from Ogun SUBEB paid a working visit to Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo SUBEB on Thursday in Ibadan, the statement said.

    BESDA is a Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) initiative, funded by the World Bank to ensure out-of-school children return back to school and are retained in schools,” the statement said.

    Receiving the visitors from Ogun, Adeniran enjoined the team to ensure they create a cordial working relationship with other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Ogun to achieve the aim of taking children off the streets, just as it is being done in Oyo State.

    “With the transparency of the board, public schools have witnessed transformation; BESDA was established to cater for out-of-school children in the state, while we provide instructional materials and training of teachers and non-teaching workers.

    “We have had a cordial working relationship with all relevant stakeholders in the implementation of BESDA,” Adeniran said.

    Adeniran further expressed the Board’s readiness to guide Ogun SUBEB in the right path, by providing essential details on how to achieve Better Education Service Delivery for All in the neighbouring state.

    He further revealed that Oyo State’s approach in the leadership of Mr Seyi Makinde was delivering free basic education to all children, and making it qualitative and exciting for them.

    Adeniran said that on the list of decisions of the board is to instill the “Omoluabi” (integrity) ethos of the Yoruba culture in each child to preserve the identity and values of the Yoruba culture.

    Speaking earlier, Dr Remi Balogun, the Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Ogun SUBEB, thanked Dr Nureni Adeniran for the privilege given to understudy the success of OYO SUBEB in the area of Better Education Service Delivery.

    In another development, Mr Kunle Yusuff the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Oyo State on Sustainable Development Goals, has pledged to collaborate with OYO SUBEB on providing quality Education for public pupils in Oyo State.

    He said this while presenting Students’ Edition of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which would be distributed at no cost to pupils in Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6.

    According to him, the texts will be part of their curriculum and learning materials for social studies and basic science.


    Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

  •  Aggrieved contractors on Tuesday stormed the Imo Government House Owerri to demand payment for contracts they executed for the State Universal Education Board IMSUBEB The contractors numbering over 100 defied early morning downpour and sang solidarity songs in front of the government house They carried placards with inscriptions IMSUBEB save our souls and pay us Imo government save our properties from our creditors Hope interests on loans are piling save our souls UBEC in Abuja has sent the money please pay us among others Mr Williams Ejiakor Chairman of the Registered IMSUBEB Contractors who led the protest said some of their property had been taken over by their creditors due to their inability to refund their loans Ejiakor claimed that they were aware that the Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC had released the money to the state government to offset the contractors He said the protest was meant to draw the attention of the state government to their plight Jobs for the 2016 2017 Revised Action Plan were awarded to us during the Emeka Ihedioha era We went into field immediately even without mobilization and most of us had even delivered our projects Ihedioha was at the verge of paying us when he was unfortunately removed by the court Our money has since then been domiciled at the bank We want Gov Hope Uzodinma to help us he said Ejiakor said they had gone through Fr Mbaka Archbishop Anthony Obinna his Chief of Staff to reach the governor but to no avail The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the contractors later dispersed when no official of the government attended to them Edited By Joe Idika Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    Aggrieved contractors protest non-payment in Imo
     Aggrieved contractors on Tuesday stormed the Imo Government House Owerri to demand payment for contracts they executed for the State Universal Education Board IMSUBEB The contractors numbering over 100 defied early morning downpour and sang solidarity songs in front of the government house They carried placards with inscriptions IMSUBEB save our souls and pay us Imo government save our properties from our creditors Hope interests on loans are piling save our souls UBEC in Abuja has sent the money please pay us among others Mr Williams Ejiakor Chairman of the Registered IMSUBEB Contractors who led the protest said some of their property had been taken over by their creditors due to their inability to refund their loans Ejiakor claimed that they were aware that the Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC had released the money to the state government to offset the contractors He said the protest was meant to draw the attention of the state government to their plight Jobs for the 2016 2017 Revised Action Plan were awarded to us during the Emeka Ihedioha era We went into field immediately even without mobilization and most of us had even delivered our projects Ihedioha was at the verge of paying us when he was unfortunately removed by the court Our money has since then been domiciled at the bank We want Gov Hope Uzodinma to help us he said Ejiakor said they had gone through Fr Mbaka Archbishop Anthony Obinna his Chief of Staff to reach the governor but to no avail The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the contractors later dispersed when no official of the government attended to them Edited By Joe Idika Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    Aggrieved contractors protest non-payment in Imo
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    Aggrieved contractors protest non-payment in Imo

    Aggrieved contractors on Tuesday stormed the Imo Government House, Owerri to demand payment for contracts they executed for the State Universal Education Board (IMSUBEB).

    The contractors numbering over 100, defied early morning downpour and sang solidarity songs in front of the government house.

    They carried placards with inscriptions: ‘IMSUBEB save our souls and pay us’, ‘Imo government save our properties from our creditors”; “Hope, interests on loans are piling, save our souls’, ‘UBEC in Abuja has sent the money, please pay us’ among others.

    Mr Williams Ejiakor, Chairman of the Registered IMSUBEB Contractors, who led the protest, said some of their property had been taken over by their creditors due to their inability to refund their loans.

    Ejiakor claimed that they were aware that the Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) had released the money to the state government to offset the contractors.

    He said the protest was meant to draw the attention of the state government to their plight.

    “Jobs for the 2016/2017 Revised Action Plan were awarded to us during the Emeka Ihedioha era. We went into field immediately even without mobilization and most of us had even delivered our projects.

    “Ihedioha was at the verge of paying us when he was unfortunately removed by the court.

    “Our money has since then been domiciled at the bank. We want Gov. Hope Uzodinma to help us,” he said.

    Ejiakor said they had gone through Fr. Mbaka, Archbishop Anthony Obinna, his Chief of Staff to reach the governor but to no avail.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the contractors later dispersed when no official of the government attended to them.


    Edited By: Joe Idika/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

  •  EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart FundingBorrowingAriwodola IdowuAdo Ekiti July 09 2020 NAN The Ekiti State Executive Council on Thursday approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to offset its counterpart funding of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC The approval for the loan was given at the virtual meeting of the State Executive council held in Ado Ekiti Muyiwa Olumilua the State Commissioner for Information disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of the meeting According to him the loan is to enable the state government meet up with its statutory 50 counterpart obligation towards the release of funds for tate Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB projects for 2019 and 2020 He explained that the payment would enable the state access the fund in a bid to benefit from the 2019 2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Olumilua said the fiscal step became imperative as failure to pay the counterpart fund would disqualify the state from receiving her share of the tate Universal Basic Education funding He said Memorandum on the offer of N3 031 076 059 82 term loan for 2019 and 2020 Ekiti State Government counterpart contribution for projects was approved Being a Federal and State Government partnership both tiers of government are required to come up with their respective 50 contributions before the total sum is released to the State Government It should be recalled that Governor Kayode Fayemi has substantially defrayed the outstanding counterpart funds for the years 2016 2017 and 2018 projects which was initially neglected by the previous administration and the repayment is still ongoing He said the governor had also constituted three separate monitoring units tasked with the assignment of carrying out an infrastructure audit in the education sector to determine the precise needs of the various schools The commissioner stated that the mandate of committees include monitoring of execution of all SUBEB projects in the state to ensure that all contracts awarded followed due process and duly executed Olumilua explained that Fayemi had also tendered the memorandum for the amendment of the Ekiti State Debt Management Law 2020 at the council to enable the state establish its own version of Debt Management Office SDMO Ekiti State Government in 2011 put in place the law titled Regulation to provide for the Establishment of the State Debt Management Office and for connected purposes Nine years later the contents and realities of the Regulation are becoming obsolete due to economic changes and other factors in the global financial order and practices The draft of the reviewed law was prepared by the Ministry of Finance and the legal clearance of the Ministry of Justice was obtained With the approval of the Executive Council the bill will be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and passage into law he said Olumilu said the Council also approved the amendment of Section 34 1 b of the Ekiti State Fiscal Responsibility Law No 12 of 2019 as advised by the Ministry of Justice Section 34 1 b was amended to read The State Government shall ensure that the level of public or internal debt as a portion of the state income is held at a sustainable level as prescribed by theHouse of Assembly from time to time on the advice of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission The commissioner said that the amendment would be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and subsequent passage into law NAN Edited By Benson Iziama Wale Ojetimi NAN
    EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart Funding
     EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart FundingBorrowingAriwodola IdowuAdo Ekiti July 09 2020 NAN The Ekiti State Executive Council on Thursday approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to offset its counterpart funding of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC The approval for the loan was given at the virtual meeting of the State Executive council held in Ado Ekiti Muyiwa Olumilua the State Commissioner for Information disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of the meeting According to him the loan is to enable the state government meet up with its statutory 50 counterpart obligation towards the release of funds for tate Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB projects for 2019 and 2020 He explained that the payment would enable the state access the fund in a bid to benefit from the 2019 2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC Olumilua said the fiscal step became imperative as failure to pay the counterpart fund would disqualify the state from receiving her share of the tate Universal Basic Education funding He said Memorandum on the offer of N3 031 076 059 82 term loan for 2019 and 2020 Ekiti State Government counterpart contribution for projects was approved Being a Federal and State Government partnership both tiers of government are required to come up with their respective 50 contributions before the total sum is released to the State Government It should be recalled that Governor Kayode Fayemi has substantially defrayed the outstanding counterpart funds for the years 2016 2017 and 2018 projects which was initially neglected by the previous administration and the repayment is still ongoing He said the governor had also constituted three separate monitoring units tasked with the assignment of carrying out an infrastructure audit in the education sector to determine the precise needs of the various schools The commissioner stated that the mandate of committees include monitoring of execution of all SUBEB projects in the state to ensure that all contracts awarded followed due process and duly executed Olumilua explained that Fayemi had also tendered the memorandum for the amendment of the Ekiti State Debt Management Law 2020 at the council to enable the state establish its own version of Debt Management Office SDMO Ekiti State Government in 2011 put in place the law titled Regulation to provide for the Establishment of the State Debt Management Office and for connected purposes Nine years later the contents and realities of the Regulation are becoming obsolete due to economic changes and other factors in the global financial order and practices The draft of the reviewed law was prepared by the Ministry of Finance and the legal clearance of the Ministry of Justice was obtained With the approval of the Executive Council the bill will be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and passage into law he said Olumilu said the Council also approved the amendment of Section 34 1 b of the Ekiti State Fiscal Responsibility Law No 12 of 2019 as advised by the Ministry of Justice Section 34 1 b was amended to read The State Government shall ensure that the level of public or internal debt as a portion of the state income is held at a sustainable level as prescribed by theHouse of Assembly from time to time on the advice of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission The commissioner said that the amendment would be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and subsequent passage into law NAN Edited By Benson Iziama Wale Ojetimi NAN
    EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart Funding
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    EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart Funding

    EKSG set to borrow N3bn to offset UBEC Counterpart Funding

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    Ariwodola Idowu

    Ado Ekiti, July 09, 2020, (NAN) The Ekiti State Executive Council on Thursday approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to offset its counterpart funding of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

    The approval for the loan was given at the virtual meeting of the State Executive council held in Ado Ekiti.

    Muyiwa Olumilua, the State Commissioner for Information,  disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of the meeting.

    According to him, the loan is to enable the state government meet up with its statutory 50% counterpart obligation towards the release of funds for tate Universal Basic Education Board( SUBEB) projects for 2019 and 2020.

    He explained that the payment would enable the state access the fund in a bid to benefit from the 2019/2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)

    Olumilua said the fiscal step became imperative as failure to pay the counterpart fund would disqualify the state from receiving her share of the tate Universal Basic Education funding.

    He said: “Memorandum on the offer of N3, 031,076,059.82 term loan for 2019 and 2020 Ekiti State Government counterpart contribution for projects was approved.

    “Being a Federal and State Government partnership, both tiers of government are required to come up with their respective 50% contributions before the total sum is released to the State Government.

    “It should be recalled that Governor Kayode Fayemi has substantially defrayed the outstanding counterpart funds for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 projects, which was initially neglected by the previous administration, and the repayment is still ongoing”.

    He said the governor had also constituted three separate monitoring units tasked with the assignment of carrying out an infrastructure audit in the education sector to determine the precise needs of the various schools.

    The commissioner stated that the mandate of committees include monitoring of execution of all SUBEB projects in the state to ensure that all contracts awarded followed due process and duly executed.

    Olumilua explained that Fayemi had also tendered the memorandum for the amendment of the Ekiti State Debt Management Law 2020 at the council to enable the state establish its own version of Debt Management Office (SDMO).

    “Ekiti State Government, in 2011, put in place the law titled “Regulation to provide for the Establishment of the State Debt Management Office”, and for connected purposes.

    “Nine years later, the contents and realities of the Regulation are becoming obsolete, due to economic changes and other factors in the global financial order and practices.

    “The draft of the reviewed law was prepared by the Ministry of Finance, and the legal clearance of the Ministry of Justice was obtained

    “With the approval of the Executive Council, the bill will be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and passage into law,” he said.

    Olumilu said the Council also approved the amendment of Section 34(1) (b) of the Ekiti State Fiscal Responsibility Law (No 12) of 2019 as advised by the Ministry of Justice.

    “Section 34(1) (b) was amended to read: The State Government shall ensure that the level of public or internal debt as a portion of the state income is held at a sustainable level, as prescribed by the

    House of Assembly, from time to time, on the advice of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission”.

    The commissioner said that the amendment would be forwarded to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for legislative processing and subsequent passage into law.(NAN)


    Edited By: Benson Iziama/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

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  •  Stakeholders in education sector on Wednesday began brainstorming on strategies to adopt in tackling the problem of out of school children during and after the COVID 19 pandemic Some of the stakeholders spoke in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a two day inaugural meeting of the National Enrollment Drive Steering Committee They said it was important to reassess the functions of the committee in respect of the current circumstances of the COVID 19 pandemic NAN reports that the 18 man committee was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education Mr Emeka Nwajiuba on June 5 Alhaji Bello Kagara the Director Social Mobilisation Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC said the committee was out to develop an action plan to facilitate activities of the Federal Ministry of Education and UBEC He added that it was important to adopt strategic approach that would advocate and sensitise stakeholders especially at the community level to ensure more children are enrolled in basic education across the country We will be conducting enrollment drive activities to address out of school children mobilise children who are in school but currently forced out of school to be learning from their homes due to the pandemic We will also mobilise strategies to ensure children are enrolled and be in school in the post COVID 19 era The committee is expected to ensure that various stakeholders at all levels participate in the enrollment drive and also develop a sound and workable framework with stipulated roles and responsibilities of key actors to ensure success at the end of the exercise he said Mrs Kyauta Giwa Education Project Coordinator ActionAid Nigeria said it was important for all children to have access to quality and basic education She added that to ensure all children are back to school after the COVID 19 pandemic there must be positive behavioural change on the part of all stakeholders Mr Adeleke Damian Mary Programme Officer Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All CSACEFA called on the state governments to ensure the success of the enrollment drive According to him whatever action plan the committee develops will not be successful if state governments do not support and implement it in their various states NAN reports that the committee comprises members from Federal Ministry of Education UBEC UNICEF National Orientation Agency NOA National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non Formal Education NMEC and the media among others Edited By Shittu Obassa Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    COVID-19 :Stakeholders strategise to reduce out-of-school children
     Stakeholders in education sector on Wednesday began brainstorming on strategies to adopt in tackling the problem of out of school children during and after the COVID 19 pandemic Some of the stakeholders spoke in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a two day inaugural meeting of the National Enrollment Drive Steering Committee They said it was important to reassess the functions of the committee in respect of the current circumstances of the COVID 19 pandemic NAN reports that the 18 man committee was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education Mr Emeka Nwajiuba on June 5 Alhaji Bello Kagara the Director Social Mobilisation Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC said the committee was out to develop an action plan to facilitate activities of the Federal Ministry of Education and UBEC He added that it was important to adopt strategic approach that would advocate and sensitise stakeholders especially at the community level to ensure more children are enrolled in basic education across the country We will be conducting enrollment drive activities to address out of school children mobilise children who are in school but currently forced out of school to be learning from their homes due to the pandemic We will also mobilise strategies to ensure children are enrolled and be in school in the post COVID 19 era The committee is expected to ensure that various stakeholders at all levels participate in the enrollment drive and also develop a sound and workable framework with stipulated roles and responsibilities of key actors to ensure success at the end of the exercise he said Mrs Kyauta Giwa Education Project Coordinator ActionAid Nigeria said it was important for all children to have access to quality and basic education She added that to ensure all children are back to school after the COVID 19 pandemic there must be positive behavioural change on the part of all stakeholders Mr Adeleke Damian Mary Programme Officer Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All CSACEFA called on the state governments to ensure the success of the enrollment drive According to him whatever action plan the committee develops will not be successful if state governments do not support and implement it in their various states NAN reports that the committee comprises members from Federal Ministry of Education UBEC UNICEF National Orientation Agency NOA National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non Formal Education NMEC and the media among others Edited By Shittu Obassa Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    COVID-19 :Stakeholders strategise to reduce out-of-school children
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    COVID-19 :Stakeholders strategise to reduce out-of-school children

    Stakeholders in education sector on Wednesday began  brainstorming  on strategies to adopt  in tackling  the problem of out-of-school children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Some of the stakeholders spoke in separate interviews with  News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a  two-day inaugural meeting of the National Enrollment Drive Steering Committee.

    They said it was important to reassess the functions of the committee in respect of the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    NAN reports that the 18-man committee was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, on June 5.

    Alhaji Bello Kagara, the Director, Social Mobilisation, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), said the committee was out to develop an action plan to facilitate activities of the Federal  Ministry of Education and UBEC.

    He added that it was important to adopt strategic approach that would advocate and sensitise stakeholders, especially at the community level to ensure more children are enrolled in basic education across the country.

    “We will be conducting enrollment drive activities to address out-of-school children, mobilise children who are in school but currently forced out of school to be learning from their homes due to the pandemic.

    “We will also mobilise strategies to ensure children are enrolled and be in school in the post COVID-19 era.

    “The committee is expected to ensure that various stakeholders at all levels participate in the enrollment drive and also develop a sound and workable framework with stipulated roles and responsibilities of key actors to ensure success at the end of the exercise,” he said.

    Mrs Kyauta Giwa, Education Project Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, said it was important for all children to have access to quality and basic education.

    She added that to ensure all children are back to school after the COVID-19 pandemic, there must be positive behavioural change on the part of  all stakeholders.

    Mr Adeleke Damian-Mary, Programme Officer, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA), called on the state governments to ensure the success of the enrollment drive.

    According to him, whatever action plan the committee develops will not be successful, if state governments do not support and implement it in their various states.

    NAN reports that the committee comprises members from Federal  Ministry of Education, UBEC, UNICEF, National Orientation Agency (NOA), National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) and  the media among others.


    Edited By: Shittu Obassa/Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)

  •  The Team Lead Eduplana Oriyomi Ogunwale has urged the Federal Government to increase allocations to the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for renovation projects in public schools Ogunwale said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that this would reduce the public schools infrastructure decay across the country Eduplana is a civic organisation promoting accountability and transparency in Nigeria s education sector Ogunwale in a statement issued by Olufunlola Adeola the Communications Officer of Eduplana commended the Federal Government for increasing UBEC allocation in 2019 We understand that it is the biggest intervention by the Federal Government to address infrastructure deficit in our public schools across the country To ensure that public schools across the country are well renovated and provide value for money we call on the government to be more transparent in providing full details of UBEC projects across the 36 states and FCT This will enable citizens to monitor their implementation Ogunwale said According to him UBEC is the agency saddled with the responsibility for coordinating all aspects of UBE programme implementation The UBE programme is a reform programme aimed at providing greater access to and ensuring quality of basic education across the 36 states and the FCT He said that in the 2019 Budget the Federal government through UBEC allocated N9 52 billion for 159 UBEC projects across 33 states and FCT while there were 13 unspecified projects with an allocation of N2 025 billion Ogunwale said according to a research carried out by Eduplana the Federal Government was unable to allocate UBEC projects for three states Bayelsa Enugu and Yobe Out of the total allocation of N9 52 billion we discovered the Federal Government allocated N6 55 billion for 146 school projects In the 2019 UBEC budget there were eight unspecified school projects with an allocation of N2 025 billion and five joint projects for an allocation of N950 million Among the 33 states Delta had the highest allocation of N1 124 billion while Zamfara had the least allocation of N5 million he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    Increase allocations to UBEC for public schools renovation- Eduplana urges FG
     The Team Lead Eduplana Oriyomi Ogunwale has urged the Federal Government to increase allocations to the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for renovation projects in public schools Ogunwale said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that this would reduce the public schools infrastructure decay across the country Eduplana is a civic organisation promoting accountability and transparency in Nigeria s education sector Ogunwale in a statement issued by Olufunlola Adeola the Communications Officer of Eduplana commended the Federal Government for increasing UBEC allocation in 2019 We understand that it is the biggest intervention by the Federal Government to address infrastructure deficit in our public schools across the country To ensure that public schools across the country are well renovated and provide value for money we call on the government to be more transparent in providing full details of UBEC projects across the 36 states and FCT This will enable citizens to monitor their implementation Ogunwale said According to him UBEC is the agency saddled with the responsibility for coordinating all aspects of UBE programme implementation The UBE programme is a reform programme aimed at providing greater access to and ensuring quality of basic education across the 36 states and the FCT He said that in the 2019 Budget the Federal government through UBEC allocated N9 52 billion for 159 UBEC projects across 33 states and FCT while there were 13 unspecified projects with an allocation of N2 025 billion Ogunwale said according to a research carried out by Eduplana the Federal Government was unable to allocate UBEC projects for three states Bayelsa Enugu and Yobe Out of the total allocation of N9 52 billion we discovered the Federal Government allocated N6 55 billion for 146 school projects In the 2019 UBEC budget there were eight unspecified school projects with an allocation of N2 025 billion and five joint projects for an allocation of N950 million Among the 33 states Delta had the highest allocation of N1 124 billion while Zamfara had the least allocation of N5 million he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    Increase allocations to UBEC for public schools renovation- Eduplana urges FG
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    Increase allocations to UBEC for public schools renovation- Eduplana urges FG

    The Team Lead, Eduplana, Oriyomi Ogunwale, has urged the Federal Government to increase allocations to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for renovation projects in public schools.

    Ogunwale said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that this would reduce the public schools infrastructure decay across the country.

    Eduplana is a civic organisation promoting accountability and transparency in Nigeria’s education sector.

    Ogunwale, in a statement issued by Olufunlola Adeola, the Communications Officer of Eduplana, commended the Federal Government for increasing UBEC allocation in 2019.

    “We understand that it is the biggest intervention by the Federal Government to address infrastructure deficit in our public schools across the country.

    “To ensure that public schools across the country are well renovated and provide value for money, we call on the government to be more transparent in providing full details of UBEC projects across the 36 states and FCT.

    “This will enable citizens to monitor their implementation,” Ogunwale said.

    According to him, UBEC is the agency saddled with the responsibility for coordinating all aspects of UBE programme implementation.

    The UBE programme is a reform programme aimed at providing greater access to, and ensuring quality of basic education across the 36 states and the FCT.

    He said that in the 2019 Budget, the Federal government, through UBEC, allocated N9.52 billion for 159 UBEC projects across 33 states and FCT, while there were 13 unspecified projects with an allocation of N2.025 billion.

    Ogunwale said, according to a research carried out by Eduplana, the Federal Government was unable to allocate UBEC projects for three states- Bayelsa, Enugu and Yobe.

    “Out of the total allocation of N9.52 billion, we discovered the Federal Government allocated N6.55 billion for 146 school projects.

    “In the 2019 UBEC budget, there were eight unspecified school projects with an allocation of N2.025 billion and five joint projects for an allocation of N950 million.

    “Among the 33 states, Delta had the highest allocation of N1.124 billion, while Zamfara had the least allocation of N5 million,” he said.



    Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

  •  Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has distributed 55 985 school chairs and tables to Local Governnment Authorities in the state as part of activities to mark the Democracy Day Lalong also inaugurated an 18 capacity office complex at the Plateau State Universal Basic Education SUBEB headquarters in Jos also to mark the event Speaking at the event the Executive Chairman of SUBEB in the state Prof Mathew Sule said the procurement of the school furniture was done through collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and SUBEB The distribution of this furniture for use will be one significant milestone in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus amongst children especially in over crowded schools The availability of these additional chairs and tables will afford the children to be separated from one another hence adhering to the social distancing rule Sule said He said the 18 capacity office valued valued at N35 million would ensure the relocation of the department of primary education operating temporarily at Obasanjo Model School Hwolshe He said the standard of education had improved in the state as seen in pupils performance at both local and international competitions The chairman said school enrollment had improved with gender parity adding that more than 10 per cent of newly constructed classrooms were sited in rural areas to make education accessible to poor and vulnerable children He however said that in spite of government s employment of 4 850 teachers and reinstatement of 2 750 dismissed teachers the state still required 7 819 teachers Speaking at the event Lalong said his administration placed premium on the education sector and had in 2019 paid more than N4 2 billion as counterpart funding of UBEC to provide conducive teaching and learning environment We have so far completed the renovation of 724 classrooms at the cost of N2 2 billion as well as fenced six schools We have renovated 11 examination halls while 84 toilets have been constructed and rehabilitated to improve sanitation and hygiene in schools he said The governor said that as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic the government had provided alternative learning platforms using radio and television In his response Mr Waziri Azi the chairman of Education Secretaries Forum in Plateau commended the state government for improving infrastructure in education saying the furniture distributed would be put into good use News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor also inspected construction of on going 20 capacity office complex internal road network and inspection of an installed mini fuel dump as part of the programme Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Democracy Day: Lalong distributes 55,985 school furniture, inaugurates office complex for SUBEB
     Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has distributed 55 985 school chairs and tables to Local Governnment Authorities in the state as part of activities to mark the Democracy Day Lalong also inaugurated an 18 capacity office complex at the Plateau State Universal Basic Education SUBEB headquarters in Jos also to mark the event Speaking at the event the Executive Chairman of SUBEB in the state Prof Mathew Sule said the procurement of the school furniture was done through collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and SUBEB The distribution of this furniture for use will be one significant milestone in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus amongst children especially in over crowded schools The availability of these additional chairs and tables will afford the children to be separated from one another hence adhering to the social distancing rule Sule said He said the 18 capacity office valued valued at N35 million would ensure the relocation of the department of primary education operating temporarily at Obasanjo Model School Hwolshe He said the standard of education had improved in the state as seen in pupils performance at both local and international competitions The chairman said school enrollment had improved with gender parity adding that more than 10 per cent of newly constructed classrooms were sited in rural areas to make education accessible to poor and vulnerable children He however said that in spite of government s employment of 4 850 teachers and reinstatement of 2 750 dismissed teachers the state still required 7 819 teachers Speaking at the event Lalong said his administration placed premium on the education sector and had in 2019 paid more than N4 2 billion as counterpart funding of UBEC to provide conducive teaching and learning environment We have so far completed the renovation of 724 classrooms at the cost of N2 2 billion as well as fenced six schools We have renovated 11 examination halls while 84 toilets have been constructed and rehabilitated to improve sanitation and hygiene in schools he said The governor said that as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic the government had provided alternative learning platforms using radio and television In his response Mr Waziri Azi the chairman of Education Secretaries Forum in Plateau commended the state government for improving infrastructure in education saying the furniture distributed would be put into good use News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor also inspected construction of on going 20 capacity office complex internal road network and inspection of an installed mini fuel dump as part of the programme Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Democracy Day: Lalong distributes 55,985 school furniture, inaugurates office complex for SUBEB
    General news2 years ago

    Democracy Day: Lalong distributes 55,985 school furniture, inaugurates office complex for SUBEB

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has distributed 55, 985 school chairs and tables to  Local Governnment Authorities in the state, as part of activities to mark the Democracy Day.

    Lalong also inaugurated an 18 capacity office complex at the Plateau State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) headquarters in Jos, also to mark the event.

    Speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman of SUBEB in the state, Prof Mathew Sule ,said the procurement of the school furniture was done through collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and SUBEB.

    “The distribution of this furniture for use will be one significant milestone in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus amongst children, especially in over-crowded schools.

    “The availability of these additional chairs and tables will afford the children to be separated from one another , hence adhering to the social distancing rule,” Sule said.

    He said the 18 capacity office valued valued at N35 million would ensure the relocation of the department of primary education operating temporarily at Obasanjo Model School, Hwolshe.

    He said the standard of education had improved in the state as seen in pupils’ performance at both local and international competitions.

    The chairman said school enrollment had improved with gender parity , adding that more than 10 per cent of newly-constructed classrooms were sited in rural areas to make education accessible to  poor and vulnerable children.

    He, however, said that in spite of government’s employment of 4,850 teachers and reinstatement of 2,750 dismissed teachers, the state still required 7,819 teachers.

    Speaking at the event,  Lalong said his administration placed premium on the education sector and had in 2019, paid more than N4.2 billion as counterpart funding of UBEC , to provide conducive teaching and learning environment.

    “We have so far completed the renovation of 724 classrooms at the cost of N2 .2 billion as well as fenced six schools.

    “We have renovated 11 examination halls, while 84 toilets have been constructed and rehabilitated to improve sanitation and hygiene in schools,”he said.

    The governor said that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government had provided alternative learning platforms using radio and television .

    In his response, Mr Waziri Azi, the chairman of Education Secretaries Forum in Plateau, commended the state government for improving infrastructure in education, saying the furniture distributed would be put into good use.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor also inspected construction of on going 20 capacity office complex, internal road network and inspection of an installed mini fuel dump as part of the programme.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)

  •  The two Chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday raised the N10 509 trillion budget proposed by the executive as revised budget for 2020 fiscal year by N301billion passing N10 810 trillion as aggregate expenditure for the 2020 revised budget The N301 billion added to the earlier proposal made by the executive arose from increases made on Capital expenditure proposal which was raised from N2 230 trillion to N2 488 trillion recurrent expenditure jerked up from the earlier proposed N4 928trillion to N4 942trillion and statutory transfers increased from N398 505billion to N428 033 totalling N301 billion Similar differences were also made on parameters assumptions of the revised proposals like 25 dollars per barrel oil price benchmark increased to 28 dollars per barrel 1 9m barrel oil production per day reduced to 1 8million barrel per day However other critical highlights of the revised budget proposal forwarded to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari like N2 951trillion debt servicing and N500billion intervention fund for COVID 19 were retained just like the N360 to a US dollar exchange rate Providing explanation on the increases reflected in the revised budget proposal particularly on the statutory transfers Chairman Senate Committee on Finance Sen Solomon Adeola APC Lagos West said Increase made on oil price benchmark from 25 dollar per barrel proposed to 28 dollar per barrel amounted to N5 billion spread on different votes earlier proposed According to him out of the N5 billion expected as additional proceeds from increased oil price benchmark additional N1 746billion was added to the statutory votes of N44 200 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC N816 million added to N20 944 billion earlier proposed for the North East Development Commission NEDC Others are N1 709billion added to the earlier votes of N51 120 billion of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and N897million added to N25 560 billion earlier proposed for Basic Health Care Fund Earlier in his lead debate for passage of the revised budget the Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation Sen Jibrin Barau APC Kano North said his committee in analysing the budget proposals made the following observations He said there were cuts in all items in statutory transfers increase in the debt service and general reduction in the overhead component of the budget excluding the health sector He also said there were other reductions and zero provision to some projects in the capital component and new provisions on service wide votes and capital supplementation to cushion socio economic disruptions and shock of COVID 19 In his remarks after the passage of the budget President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said We must ensure accountability in the execution of the just passed revised 2020 budget in the interest of Nigerians The best way of doing this is to carry out thorough oversight on both the revenue generating agencies and others executing the budget in one way or the other he said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Updated :NASS raises revised 2020 budget from N10.509trn to N10.810trn
     The two Chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday raised the N10 509 trillion budget proposed by the executive as revised budget for 2020 fiscal year by N301billion passing N10 810 trillion as aggregate expenditure for the 2020 revised budget The N301 billion added to the earlier proposal made by the executive arose from increases made on Capital expenditure proposal which was raised from N2 230 trillion to N2 488 trillion recurrent expenditure jerked up from the earlier proposed N4 928trillion to N4 942trillion and statutory transfers increased from N398 505billion to N428 033 totalling N301 billion Similar differences were also made on parameters assumptions of the revised proposals like 25 dollars per barrel oil price benchmark increased to 28 dollars per barrel 1 9m barrel oil production per day reduced to 1 8million barrel per day However other critical highlights of the revised budget proposal forwarded to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari like N2 951trillion debt servicing and N500billion intervention fund for COVID 19 were retained just like the N360 to a US dollar exchange rate Providing explanation on the increases reflected in the revised budget proposal particularly on the statutory transfers Chairman Senate Committee on Finance Sen Solomon Adeola APC Lagos West said Increase made on oil price benchmark from 25 dollar per barrel proposed to 28 dollar per barrel amounted to N5 billion spread on different votes earlier proposed According to him out of the N5 billion expected as additional proceeds from increased oil price benchmark additional N1 746billion was added to the statutory votes of N44 200 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC N816 million added to N20 944 billion earlier proposed for the North East Development Commission NEDC Others are N1 709billion added to the earlier votes of N51 120 billion of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and N897million added to N25 560 billion earlier proposed for Basic Health Care Fund Earlier in his lead debate for passage of the revised budget the Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation Sen Jibrin Barau APC Kano North said his committee in analysing the budget proposals made the following observations He said there were cuts in all items in statutory transfers increase in the debt service and general reduction in the overhead component of the budget excluding the health sector He also said there were other reductions and zero provision to some projects in the capital component and new provisions on service wide votes and capital supplementation to cushion socio economic disruptions and shock of COVID 19 In his remarks after the passage of the budget President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said We must ensure accountability in the execution of the just passed revised 2020 budget in the interest of Nigerians The best way of doing this is to carry out thorough oversight on both the revenue generating agencies and others executing the budget in one way or the other he said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Updated :NASS raises revised 2020 budget from N10.509trn to N10.810trn
    Politics2 years ago

    Updated :NASS raises revised 2020 budget from N10.509trn to N10.810trn

    The two  Chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday, raised the N10.509 trillion budget proposed by the executive as revised budget for 2020 fiscal year by N301billion, passing N10.810 trillion as aggregate expenditure for the 2020 revised budget.

    The N301 billion added to the earlier proposal made by the executive arose from increases made on Capital expenditure proposal , which was raised from N2.230 trillion to N2.488 trillion , recurrent expenditure jerked up from the earlier proposed N4.928trillion to N4.942trillion and statutory transfers increased from N398.505billion to N428.033, totalling N301 billion .

    Similar differences were also made on parameters assumptions of the revised proposals like 25 dollars per barrel oil price benchmark increased to 28 dollars per barrel , 1.9m barrel oil production per day , reduced to 1.8million barrel per day .

    However, other critical highlights of the revised budget proposal forwarded to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari like N2.951trillion debt servicing and N500billion intervention fund for COVID-19, were retained, just like the N360 to a US dollar exchange rate .

    Providing explanation on the increases reflected in the revised budget proposal, particularly on the statutory transfers , Chairman,  Senate Committee on Finance , Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC Lagos West)said:

    “Increase made on oil price benchmark from 25 dollar per barrel proposed to 28 dollar per barrel, amounted to N5 billion spread on different votes earlier proposed .

    According to him, out of the N5 billion expected as additional proceeds from increased oil price benchmark , additional N1.746billion was added to the statutory votes of N44.200 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), N816 million added to N20.944 billion earlier proposed for the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

    Others are , N1.709billion added to the earlier votes of N51.120 billion of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and N897million added to N25.560 billion earlier proposed for Basic Health Care Fund .

    Earlier in his lead debate for passage of the revised budget , the Chairman , Senate Committee on Appropriation , Sen. Jibrin Barau (APC Kano North), said his committee in analysing the budget proposals , made the following observations.

    “He said there were cuts in all items in statutory transfers , increase in the debt service and general reduction in the overhead component of the budget (excluding the health sector) .

    He also said there were other reductions and zero provision to some projects in the capital component and new provisions on service wide votes and capital supplementation to cushion socio-economic disruptions and shock of COVID-19.

    In his remarks after the passage of the budget , President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan said:

    ” We must ensure accountability in the execution of the just passed revised 2020 budget in the interest of Nigerians .

    ” The best way of doing this , is to carry out thorough oversight on both the revenue generating agencies and others executing the budget in one way or the other,” he said.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

  •  The Jigawa State House of Assembly has approved the slashing of the state s 2020 Budget from N152 92 billion to N242 357 billion due to COVID 19 lockdown This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation on the revised 2020 budget at plenary in Dutse on Thursday Briefing the House the Chairman of the committee who is also the Speaker of the House Alhaji Garba Idris said that the reduction was made following a request by the state Governor in view of the present economic realities in the state Areas affected by the slash in the budget included road projects Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC intervention loans grants funded agricultural projects health economic empowerment and social welfare The adjustments were made under health commerce empowerment and social welfare sectors Also a reduction of N16 58 billion was made from the 2020 budget of the 27 Local Government Councils in the state as their budget was reduced to N56 2 billion Edited By Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    Jigawa slashes 2020 budget by 19%
     The Jigawa State House of Assembly has approved the slashing of the state s 2020 Budget from N152 92 billion to N242 357 billion due to COVID 19 lockdown This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation on the revised 2020 budget at plenary in Dutse on Thursday Briefing the House the Chairman of the committee who is also the Speaker of the House Alhaji Garba Idris said that the reduction was made following a request by the state Governor in view of the present economic realities in the state Areas affected by the slash in the budget included road projects Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC intervention loans grants funded agricultural projects health economic empowerment and social welfare The adjustments were made under health commerce empowerment and social welfare sectors Also a reduction of N16 58 billion was made from the 2020 budget of the 27 Local Government Councils in the state as their budget was reduced to N56 2 billion Edited By Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    Jigawa slashes 2020 budget by 19%
    Economy2 years ago

    Jigawa slashes 2020 budget by 19%

    The Jigawa State House of Assembly has approved the slashing of the state’s 2020 Budget from N152.92 billion to N242.357 billion due to COVID-19 lockdown.
    This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation on the revised 2020 budget at plenary in Dutse on Thursday.
    Briefing the House,the Chairman of the committee, who is also the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Garba Idris, said that the reduction was made following a request by the state Governor in view of the present economic realities in the state.
    Areas affected by the slash in the budget included road projects, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention, loans/grants funded agricultural projects, health, economic empowerment and social welfare.
    The adjustments were made under health, commerce, empowerment and social welfare sectors.
    Also, a reduction of N16.58 billion was made from the 2020 budget of the 27 Local Government Councils in the state as their budget was reduced to N56.2 billion.
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    Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

  •  Gov Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says the state government has accessed N10 billion from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC funds Fintiri made the disclosure in a special broadcast on the occasion to commemorate his one year in office on Friday in Yola According to him on assumption of office on May 29 2019 he discovered that the state had lost out on the UBEC funding from 2015 to 2019 Within one year in office our administration provided matching grants for the lost years And we got opportunity to access N10 billion funds which were lying fallow at the UBEC for our basic education in the state Fintiri said He noted that government had for the first time in many years paid examination fees for students who would be sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination by WAEC NABTEB NBAIS and the Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE by NECO Fintiri confirmed that since 2007 successive administrations in the state had stopped paying the SSCE fees He noted that his government had been able to present over 27 894 students for external examinations with all the fees of such examinations paid by the government On security situation he noted that with barely one year in office his administration had revamped the Joint Security Taskforce codenamed Operation Farauta The governor also pointed out that the State Government had purchased and donated 60 Hilux vans to the taskforce a move which had yielded remarkable feats Speaking on agricultural development in the last one year Fintiri stated that the citizens would soon witness bumper harvest as the farmer herder crisis has been drastically reduced Farmers are returning back to their ancestral homes and many Internally Displaced Persons IDPs camps in the state are being permanently closed down after months of sojourn in unfamiliar terrains he assured The governor explained that within one year in office his administration had recorded tremendous achievements in the provision of rural access roads water supply healthcare and security NAN Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    Adamawa Govt accesses N10bn UBEC funds
     Gov Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says the state government has accessed N10 billion from the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC funds Fintiri made the disclosure in a special broadcast on the occasion to commemorate his one year in office on Friday in Yola According to him on assumption of office on May 29 2019 he discovered that the state had lost out on the UBEC funding from 2015 to 2019 Within one year in office our administration provided matching grants for the lost years And we got opportunity to access N10 billion funds which were lying fallow at the UBEC for our basic education in the state Fintiri said He noted that government had for the first time in many years paid examination fees for students who would be sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination by WAEC NABTEB NBAIS and the Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE by NECO Fintiri confirmed that since 2007 successive administrations in the state had stopped paying the SSCE fees He noted that his government had been able to present over 27 894 students for external examinations with all the fees of such examinations paid by the government On security situation he noted that with barely one year in office his administration had revamped the Joint Security Taskforce codenamed Operation Farauta The governor also pointed out that the State Government had purchased and donated 60 Hilux vans to the taskforce a move which had yielded remarkable feats Speaking on agricultural development in the last one year Fintiri stated that the citizens would soon witness bumper harvest as the farmer herder crisis has been drastically reduced Farmers are returning back to their ancestral homes and many Internally Displaced Persons IDPs camps in the state are being permanently closed down after months of sojourn in unfamiliar terrains he assured The governor explained that within one year in office his administration had recorded tremendous achievements in the provision of rural access roads water supply healthcare and security NAN Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    Adamawa Govt accesses N10bn UBEC funds
    Education3 years ago

    Adamawa Govt accesses N10bn UBEC funds

    Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says the state government has accessed N10 billion from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds

    Fintiri made the disclosure in a special broadcast on the occasion to commemorate his one year in office on Friday in Yola.

    According to him, on assumption of office on May 29, 2019, he discovered that the state had lost out on the UBEC funding from 2015 to 2019.

    ” Within one year in office, our administration provided matching grants for the lost years.

    “And we got opportunity to access N10 billion funds, which were lying fallow at the UBEC for our basic education in the state,” Fintiri said.

    He noted that government had for the first time in many years, paid examination fees for students, who would be sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination by WAEC, NABTEB, NBAIS and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) by NECO.

    Fintiri confirmed that since 2007 successive administrations in the state had stopped paying the SSCE fees.

    He noted that his government had been able to present over 27,894 students for external examinations, with all the fees of such examinations paid by the government.

    On security situation, he noted that with barely one year in office, his administration had revamped the Joint Security Taskforce, codenamed: “Operation Farauta”.

    The governor also pointed out that the State Government had purchased and donated 60 Hilux vans to the taskforce, a move, which had yielded remarkable feats.

    Speaking on agricultural development in the last one year,  Fintiri stated that the citizens would soon witness bumper harvest as the farmer/herder crisis has been drastically reduced.

    “Farmers are returning back to their ancestral homes and many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state are being permanently closed down, after months of sojourn in unfamiliar terrains,” he assured.

    The governor explained that within one year in office, his administration had recorded tremendous achievements in the provision of rural access roads, water supply, healthcare and security. (NAN)


    Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Felix Ajide (NAN)

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