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  •  PROTOCOLI am very glad to stand before this august body to officially presentthe 2012 Appropriation Bill for the consideration and approval of thisHonourable House of Assembly. Mr Speaker and distinguishedhonourable members, when this government came into office a littleover a year ago, the mission was clear – it is to make poverty historyin our State. To achieve this, our Eight-point agenda centres ondemocratising governance, modernising agriculture, improvinginfrastructure; promoting free and qualitative education towards thedevelopment of a functional human capital; ensuring improvedhealth care services; jumpstarting industrial development; tourismand sustainable development; and promotion of gender equalityand women’s empowerment. Mr Speaker and distinguishedhonourable members, there is no doubt that poverty in our country isdeep, widespread and multifaceted and we are daily confrontedwith evidence of this in Ekiti State. Although we know that there is nosilver bullet or magic potion for the eradication of poverty, somepolicies and plans clearly produce results. Poverty is reduced anddevelopment accelerated when economic and social policies, 1    
  •  institutions and political arrangements are mutuallysupportive. This policy thrust recognises that development dependscrucially on the interconnections among economic growth, socialpolicy and accountable governance. To this end, the philosophyunder-girding this budget formulation combines strategies foreconomic growth and private sector development with active socialpolicy and programmes to eradicate poverty in Ekiti State. Inparticular, our strategy over the medium to long term seeks topromote a number of redistributive policies to tackle the multipledimensions of poverty, including social safety nets for the vulnerablesegments of our population; affirmative actions policies for women,the elderly, persons with disability and youth; stimulating investmentsin rural infrastructure; improving public services; increasing access tocredit; and improving tax administration. For this to happen, we areconvinced that we not only need a capable state but also anefficient private sector. Not for us the false choice between the Stateand the Market – hence the focus in the last year on theencouragement of an entrepreneurial spirit and the establishment ofa conducive, predictable regulatory and policy environment. Mr 2    
  •  Speaker, I must thank you and your colleagues forplaying a key role in making this possible through the enactment oflaws that enhance this fundamental philosophy such as the FoI Law,Fiscal Responsibility Act, Public Private Partnership Law, the Bond Lawto name but a few of these legislation. We have taken theseimmediate steps of guaranteeing a predictable environment forinvestors and residents alike because we are convinced beyond anyshadow of a doubt that Ekiti State is a viable state with a populationthat is more than fifty seven countries of the world today includingBotswana, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, GuineaBissau, The Gambia, Lesotho, Namibia, and Qatar among manyothers. We are convinced that we have what it takes in focusedleadership, progressive populations, dedicated human capital andthe partnership of development partners, private sectororganisations and the civil society to make poverty history in EkitiState. 3     View slide
  •  Mr Speaker and distinguished honourablemembers, you will recall that the maiden budget of thisadministration was presented on 20th December 2010 barely sixweeks after the Good Lord made the Collective rescue mission areality. The budget christened “Budget of Renewal” was designed tohalt the descent into decadence in our state - right all the wrongs ofthe past, restore the time-tested core values of honour and decencyin our state, strengthen governance and accountability; create asound economic base by promoting productivity and jobs andtransform social service delivery aimed at putting Ekiti State on theright platform in the committee of States. I am delighted to saypublicly that this objective has been achieved to a very large extent.Unlike before when Ekiti was always in the news for all the wrongreasons and not celebrated for any enduring and worthy exploits,Ekiti State now no longer features in the list of the bad and the ugly inour country. We have recovered the spiritual and moral directionthat many used to celebrate us for – courage, character,competence, compassion, candour and integrity. We now haveeconomic direction and by the special Grace of God we shall work 4     View slide
  •  harder to get to the optimal level. This is not to suggestthat the 2011 budget accomplished all the objectives we set out toachieve. Indeed as the review of 2011 budget reveals below, it isnot yet smooth sailing for our state, the road is still rough and theclimb remains steep but – clearly, we have re-started the clock ofprogress in our state and halted a journey without maps.Mr Speaker and distinguished honourable members, in line with thephilosophy of our government as outlined in the precedingparagraphs, a key feature of the preparation of the 2012 budget isthe participation and the ownership of the budget by the people.Every community in the State has one or two inputs in the budgetprocess and all the ideas enshrined in the 8 (Eight) Point Agenda ofthis administration were adequately captured. The 2012 Budget isaimed to deliver specific, realistic, measurable, achievable andtime-bound results to Ekiti people in the areas of free qualitativehealth and education services, maximum support for human capitaldevelopment, laying solid commercial and industrial base to 5    
  •  stimulate the economy and creating a friendlyenvironment to attract potential investors to the State. The overridingpolicy direction of Budget 2012 is to facilitate human development inEkiti State by building the physical and institutional architecturecombined with good policies and public private partnership. If lastyear’s budget focussed on restoration and renewal in its reversal ofthe decline that we had experienced as a State, it is my humblebelief that this is the year of bountiful blessings and delivery in manyareas. It is in this wise that I have christened the 2012 Budget as the“BUDGET OF DELIVERY”. The 2012 budget derives a lot from therecently approved Ekiti State Development Strategy(2011-2014)which captures our vision for our dear State and identifies priorityareas over the medium to long term; and how to harness theresources to bring about improvements in the lives of our citizens. Thedocument focuses on enhanced efficiency and effectiveness ofgovernance; revitalised agricultural productivity, agro-industry andmarket linkages and improved access to social services –particularlyeducation and human development taken along with health 6    
  •  service, women empowerment andenvironmental sustainability and private sector participation.Mr Speaker, let me re-assure you and distinguished members that alllawful provisions were strictly adhered to in the preparation of the2012 Budget which is being presented to the Honourable House forappropriation. The role of this distinguished House therefore is toexamine the Budget proposal and appropriate funds to projects forthe realization of the collective objective of government and theaspiration of our good people in the State. This crucial function isstrategic and cannot be treated with levity. I am confident that thisHonourable House will do justice to the proposals being placedbefore you on this historic occasion.REVIEW OF THE 2011 BUDGET:Mr Speaker, Distinguished Honourable Members, let me quicklyreview the performance of the 2011 Budget, before I proceed tohighlight what I have in store for the good people of Ekiti State in theyear 2012 Budget. As you would recall, the size of the Approved 2011Budget was N80,779,114,550.00, though later revised to 7    
  •   N80,742,414,716.45 to further realign Government priorities without necessarily increasing the size of the originally Approved Budget. Tables 1 & II below shows the revenue and expenditure performance of the 2011 budget as at 31st October, this year. 2011 REVENUE PERFORMANCE TABLE SHOWING REVENUE PERFORMANCE AS AT 31ST OCTOBER 2011 APPROVED PROPORTIONAL ACTUAL %S/N REVENUE SOURCES BUDGET REVENUE REVENUE PERFOR- 2011 JAN-OCT 2011 JAN-OCT. 2011 MANCE(i) FAAC 27,000,000,000.00 22,500,000,000.00 22,443,567,564.53 99.75(ii) IGR MDAs 10,615,350,000.00 8,846,125,000.00 3,318,636,700.00 37.52(iii) VAT 5,500,000,000.00 4,583,333,333.33 5,106,242,064.27 111.41 8    
  •  (iv) Draw Down on 2,358,890,024.88 1,965,741,687.40 150,000,000.00 7,63 External Grants(v) MDG Conditional 1,000,000,000.00 833,333,333.33 Grant Scheme(vi) Internal Loans/Bond 20,000,000,000.00 16,666,666,666.67 7,000,000,000.00 42.00(vii) Grants from Federal 2,000,000,000.00 1,666,666,666.67 - Govt. (Reimbursement on Road Dualization)(viii) Ecological Fund 1,000,000,000.00 833,333,333.34 -(ix) FAAC Augmentation 6,000,000,000.00 5,000,000,000.00 4,587,835,043.49 91.76 (or excess Crude oil)(x) Sundry Incomes 5,268,174,691.57 4,390,145,576.31 1,451,384,177.03 33.06 TOTAL REVENUE 80,742,414,716.45 67,285,345,597.04 44,057,665,549.32 65.48 The total expected revenue as at October 31st 2011 was N67,285,345,597.04 while the actual revenue realised in the period under review was N44,057,665,549.32. This represents 65.48% performance. Ordinarily, the performance may look fair, but one should not lose sight of the low performance of our Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) which recorded 37.52% performance. We 9    
  •  are not deterred by this performance as ourmonthly IGR has steadily risen from N109 million when I came onboard last year October to N300 million by May 2011 and now N550million recorded in the month of November, 2011. The IGR target ofthis Administration in year 2012 is a minimum of N500 million permonth. The building blocks of our tax reform strategy is to block allexisting leakages, focus on fewer tax categories, simplified taxadministration, introduction of electronic receipts and widening thetax base by getting more citizens into gainful employment. All lawfulmeasures shall be deployed to attain this monthly target.Our performance on external sources such as Federal Allocation,VAT and Excess-Crude funds has been sub-optimal. While the Staterecorded a relatively decent performance, actual release of fundshas not been enough for this administration to execute projects thatwe have in the pipeline. This is why the Nigeria Governors’ Forum hascontinued to mount pressure on relevant statutory bodies ofGovernment for upward review of the current revenue allocationformula in favour of States and Local governments from theFederation Account. 10    
  •   2011 EXPENDITURE REVIEW TABLE II: SHOWING 2011 EXPENDITURE PERFORMANCES/N DETAILS OF EXPENDITURE APPROVED PROPORTIONAL ACTUAL % BUDGET EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURE PERFOR- 2011 JAN- OCT.2011 JAN – OCT. 2011 MANCEA. RECURRENT EXPENDITURE(i) Personnel Cost 6,903,159,830.00 5,752,633,191.66 3,658,861,279.96 63.60(ii) Other Charges 3,234,244,400.00 2,695,203,666.67 1,756,718,004.70 65.18(iii) Recurrent Grants 14,190,399,061.39 11,825,332,551.00 11,793,281,679.93 99.73(iv) Transfer to other Funds 7,504,921,450.00 6,254,101,208.33 3,883,265,337.77 62.09(vi) Consolidated Revenue 8,047,735,000.00 6,706,445,833.33 6,451,635,985.19 96.20 Fund Charges Sub-Total 39,880,459,741.39 33,233,716,451.16 27,543,762,287.55 82.88B. CAPITAL 11    
  •   EXPENDITURE(i) Economic Sector 17,590,034,665.07 14,658,362,220.89 2,953,225,192.47 20.15(ii) Social Service Sector 8,124,963,931.00 6,770,803,275.83 2,471,332,292.03 36.50(iii) Environmental Sector 3,907,900,000.00 3,256,583,333.33 355,262,301.14 10.91(iv) Administration 11,239,056,378.99 9,365,880,315.83 1,795,124,583.64 19.17 Sub-Total 40,861,954,975.06 34,051,629,145.88 7,574,944,369.28 22.25 GRAND TOTAL 80,742,414,716.45 67,285,345,597.04 35,118,706,656.83 52.19 Mr Speaker, Distinguished Honourable Members, as at the end of October, 2011 a total sum of N35,118,706,656.83 had been expended on both the recurrent and capital expenditure representing 52.19% performance. Out of which N27,543,762,287.55 or 82.88% of the entire expenditure was on Recurrent while N7,574,944,369.28 or 22.25% was spent on Capital expenditure. This lopsided focus on recurrent expenditure in 2011 is an issue that the 2012 budget seeks to reverse in favour of capital spending that is regenerative and developmental in 2012 inorder to achieve the 12    
  •  fundamental vision of making poverty history inthe State. We are indeed confident that the situation will change inthe next fiscal year because the proceeds of N20 billion Bondrecently raised by the State Government from the Capital Markethave been dedicated to specific capital projects.THE 2012 BUDGETThe objective of the 2012 budget is to complete the on-goingcapital projects and incorporate the request of the people of theState as promised during my tour of the Local Governments Areas in-line with the 8 Point Agenda of this Administration. We shall stickconscientiously to the tenets and cardinal programmes of my greatparty -The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Central to this is theexpansion of the government’s free health and education servicesas well as the provision of social safety nets for the youths, women,the elderly and the disabled. Agriculture is pivotal to thetransformation strategy of government in the 2012 budget becausepoverty is more intense in the rural areas of our State. Ekiti has longbeen known for its traditional economy based on subsistencefarming. Unfortunately, hardwork and long hours on the farm are not 13    
  •  the measure of productivity, especially when not linkedto the environment in which labour is employed and the skills/trainingthat enhance its values available. The goal of the strategy in theagriculture sector is to mosernise agricultural production and ensurefood security through commercial agriculture development linked tosmallholders capacity enhancement. Other policy thrust orobjectives of this Administration in the next fiscal year are listedbelow:OBJECTIVES OF THE 2012 BUDGET (i) Putting in place effective and efficient strategy/plan to regenerate the state economy; (ii) Ensuring macro-economic and political stability; (iii) Putting in place supportive policies that would engender infrastructure and human resources capacity for optimum productivity; (iv) Aligning government, labour and enterprise in a shared growth formula through the promotion of industrial peace and harmony and an investor friendly environment in the state; 14    
  •   (v) Sustenance of good governance through budget discipline, probity and accountability in the utilization of public funds; (vi) Improving on the socio-economic policy environment which is the bench mark of the Government 8 point reform agenda; (vii) Promotion of effective and efficient ICT driven system and; (viii) Provision of enabling environment for food security and agro- allied based industries with immense private sector participation. (ix) Transformation of the Public Service.2012 REVENUE PROJECTSStatutory Allocation N37,000,000,000.00 37.38%VAT N7,500,000,000.00 7.58%FAAC Augmentation N6,500,000,000.00 6.57%Internally Generated Revenue (Including Signage Agency) N7,663,742,960.00 7.74% 15    
  •  External Grants (Draw Down) N4,104,977,366.09 4.15%MDGs Conditional Grants Scheme N2,200,000,000.00 2.22%Loan – Internal Loan / Bond N21,000,000,000.00 21.21%Grant from Federal Govt. (Reimbursement on Federal Road N5,500,000,000.00 5.56%Project handled by the StateEcological Fund N2,500,000,000.00 2.53%Others: Sundry Incomes N5,024,090,747.42 5.08%TOTAL N98,992,811,073.51 100%RECURRENT EXPENDITUREA total sum of N45,695,659,778.26 has been earmarked for therecurrent expenditure of government in the next fiscal year. Thisrepresents 49.67% of the total budget. With this, Governmentexpects to meet the following obligations:Personnel Cost N7,603,199,778.26 7.68%Other Charges N3,197,460,000.00 3.23%Recurrent Grants to Parastatals and Tertiary N15,567,000,000.00 15.73%Institutions 16    
  •  Transfer to Other Fund N9,828,000,000.00 9.93%Consolidated Revenue Fund Charges N9,500,000,000.00 9.60%Total Recurrent Expenditure N45,695,659,778.26 46.16%This is a people’s government and to this end, government shallcontinue to focus the welfare of its workers. The implementation ofthe new minimum wage of N18,000.00 has commenced with theGL.01 - 06. All other cadres of our workforce shall also enjoyenhanced and competitive salary packages. Mr Speaker, let mequickly seize the opportunity of being here to once againappreciate labour and the entire workforce of Ekiti State for theirunderstanding and cooperation with this government in the last oneyear. I look forward to more robust engagements with these criticalstakeholders with a view to advancing the interest of our state’sdevelopment. This Administration shall continue to support anyscheme that would improve the welfare of the entire workforce. Thiswe have already demonstrated in the last one year with the re-introduction of the cancelled loan schemes. Training and re-trainingof the workforce shall also be accorded a high priority in the Civil 17    
  •  Service Transformation Strategy. Excellence willcontinue to be the watchword of this administration and we aredetermined in our quest to build a highly professional public servicededicated to prompt and efficient delivery of public goods to Ekitiresidents. The welfare of our senior citizens i.e. retired workers and theelderly in general shall continue to receive adequate attention ofthis government. To this end, a huge sum of N2,700,000,000.00 hasbeen set aside in the 2012 budget for payment of pensions andgratuities even as we seek to streamline all pension operations underthe auspices of the newly established Ekiti State Pension Commissionin 2012. Similarly, social security benefit for our elderly will gulpanother N1,500,000,000.00 in 2012.Highlights of some key recurrent expenditure: (a) Subventions:The Judiciary N1,000,000,000.00Ekiti State College of Education N2,000,000,000.00Ekiti State University N2,520,000,000.00Teaching Service Commission N6,200,000,000.00 18    
  •  BSES N255,000,000.00SUBEB N300,000,000.00Agric Development Project N200,000,000.00Water Corporation N300,000,000.00 (b) Other Recurrent Expenses Car & Housing Loans for Workers N100,000,000.00 Scholarship Scheme N200,000,000.00 Payment of NECO/WAEC N100,000,000.00 Grants to Secondary School Students for N1,700,000,000.00 Computer Establishment of Civil Society Fund N10,000,000.00 19    
  •  CAPITAL EXPENDITUREMy Right Honourable Speaker and the Distinguished HonourableMembers, the main focus of this Government in the next fiscal year isto fight poverty and make it a total history in Ekiti State. In doing this,our programmes shall be targeted at the emancipation of the ruraldwellers by driving development at the grassroots to make positiveimpact on their collective and individual lives. Such activities includethe provision of water, rural electrification and rural roads. In thisrespect, Government has made a provision of N1.5 billion naira inthe 2012 proposed budget as its own counterpart contribution forthe construction of 5km road per Local Government. We shall alsoprovide enabling environment that will attract investors. The FreeEducation and Health programmes shall be vigorously pursued. It isin this regard that we are proposing a total sum ofN53,297,151,295.25 for capital projects in 2012. This amountrepresents 53.84% of the total budget. 20    
  •  The funding of Capital project is distributed acrosssectors as follows.(A) ECONOMIC SECTOR AMOUNT %Agriculture and Rural Development N1,698,152,000.00 3.19%SMEs & Poverty Reduction N5,424,500,000.00 10.18%Infrastructure N24,989,746,692.00 46.89%Sub-Total Economic Sector N32,112,398,692.00 60.25%(B) SOCIAL SERVICE SECTOREducation N4,890,736,120.00 9.18%Health N3,337,129,460.00 6.26%Information and Social Development N1,241,134,483.00 2.33%Sub-Total : Social Service Sector N9,469,000,063.00 17.77%(C) ENVIRONMENTAL SECTORTown and Country Planning N1,290,000,000.00 2.42%Sewage and Drainage N506,000,000.00 0.95%Emergency and Waste Management N294,000,000.00 0.55%Sub-Total: Environmental Sector N2,090,000,000.00 3.92% 21    
  •  (D) ADMINISTRATIVE SECTOR N9,625,752,540.25 18.06%GRAND TOTAL N53,297,151,295.25 100%SECTORAL ANALYSIS OF 2012 BUDGETThe sectoral analysis of the 2012 budget (both recurrent and capitalis further highlighted in the table below:(A) ECONOMIC SECTORAgriculture and Rural Development N2,445,975,010.84 2%SMEs & Poverty Reduction N6,262,644,267.03 6%Infrastructure N25,651,385,092.94 26%Sub-Total Economic Sector N34,360,004,370.81 26%(B) SOCIAL SERVICE SECTOR 22    
  •  Education N19,041,383,516.28 19%Health N8,453,223,133.20 9%Information and Social Development N2,176,396,004.96 2%Sub-Total : Social Service Sector N29,671,002,654.44 30%(C) ENVIRONMENTAL SECTORTown and Country Planning N1,485,762,606.60 1.5%Sewage and Drainage N556,449,564.29 0.6%Emergency and Waste Management N563,729,539.71 0.6%Sub-Total: Environmental Sector N2,605,941,710.60 2.7%(D) ADMINISTRATIVE SECTOR N32,355,862,337.66 32%GRAND TOTAL N98,992,811,073.51 100%ECONOMIC SECTORUnder this sector we have Agriculture, Rural Development, SMEs &Poverty Reduction programmes and provision of variousinfrastructure such as road construction/rehabilitation, housingdevelopment, electricity, provision of drinkable/potable water. This isa very important sector because its programmes and activities touchthe lives of our people directly. This is the main reason why a huge 23    
  •  sum of N34,360,004,370.81 representing 26% of thetotal budget is being channelled into this sector in the next fiscalyear. Apart from the provision of infrastructure and theenhancement of agriculture, to create employment, reduce povertyand help promote economic growth, our focus in commerce is onthe promotion of small and medium scale enterprises. SMEs will bethe major driver of the State’s commerce and industrialisation andthis we have already demonstrated with the establishment of theEkiti-Odua Enterprise Development Centre in the old Textiles in AdoEkiti. Our policy thrust in enterprise development include thedevelopment of the agro-allied, tourism and solid minerals sectors;access to credit facilities by budding entrepreneurs; establishment ofsmall scale enterprises linked to factor endowments in each LGA;establishment of a Sold Minerals development company;strengthening of the newly established Fountain Holdings Companyto manage state government investments and engage in jointventures with private sector entities and encourage the productionof processed and manufactured products. Below is the highlight ofthe fund distribution to important sub sector s of the EconomicSector. 24    
  •  Ministry of Agriculture and its Agencies:Main Ministry of Agriculture N973,200,000.00Forestry Development N55,400,000.00Agric Development Project (ADP) N183,000,000.00Farm Settlement Scheme N105,000,000.00Fountain Agric Marketing Agency N67,000,000.00Bureau of Rural Development N313,952,000.00SMEs and Poverty Reduction Programmes:Ministry of Commerce & Industries N343,175,000.00Ekiti State Enterprises Development Agency N647,000,000.00Ekiti State Fountain Holdings Company N500,000,000.00Tourism Development N1,746,000,000.00Volunteer Allowance (Under Job Creations) N1,500,000,000.00Ekiti State Community & Social Development N100,000,000.00 25    
  •  Social Security SchemeIn line with our campaign pledge and my inaugural speech inOctober 2010 that we shall introduce a social security scheme for allour citizens that are age sixty-five and above (and not alreadyearning a pension), the Government commenced the scheme onOctober 1, 2011. This is the first time any government, south of theSahara has embarked on such a social safety net in Africa. To thisend, government has earmarked N1,500,000,000.00 for the schemein 2012.Infrastructural DevelopmentThis administration is placing adequate attention to infrastructuraldevelopment in the state. The entire proceed from the Bondrecently secured from the capital market will be channelled by thestate to the Economic Sector. To this end, a sum ofN25,651,385,092.94 representing 26% of the entire budget has beenset aside for recurrent and other several capital projects underInfrastructure. Few of the projects are listed below: Road Projects N14,678,184,246.00 26    
  •   Public buildings N6,278,700,000.00 Electricity N1,654,000,000.00 Water Corporation N1,102,645,000.00 Rural Water Sanitation Projects N176,025,000.00 Ekiti State Traffic Management N85,000,000.00 Public Works Corporation N467,596,000.00 Housing Development N277,596,000.00SOCIAL SERVICE SECTOROne of the cardinal programmes of this Administration is theprovision of social services for the generality of our people in EkitiState. Education and Health care services which are the coreprogrammes of my Great Party –The Action Congress wouldcontinue to enjoy a pride of place in our budgetary allocations.This is why a total sum of N19,041,383,516.28 or 19.24% of the totalbudget is allocated to the Education sub-sector.Similarly, a sum of N8,453,223,133.20 representing 8.5% of the totalbudget is set also aside for health programmes. In line with ourcommitment to gender equality and youth development, thisadministration shall give the required logistics and support to 27    
  •  strengthen existing gender based programmes in theState while new programmes aimed at empowering and protectingthe interest of the women of Ekiti State shall be given due attention.All issues such as gender based violence either at home or workplace and any other forms of discrimination against women, shall bereduced to the barest minimum.Our youths represent the critical blocks on which our future is built.We plan to attract major youth empowerment programs to EkitiState in 2012 and also develop avenues for productively engagingour youth through competitive activities in the Agriculture and Foodsecurity sectors as well as in other competitive sectors. Thisadministration shall encourage the discovery and promotion oftalent hunt by Ekiti indigenes. High priorities shall also be given tovarious local and International sport competitions. For this sector toimplement its programmes effectively informs the provision of a sumof N2,176,396,004.96 which represents 2% of the total budget. Belowis the highlight of the capital budgetary allocation to important subsectors of the Social Service Sector in year 2012 Budget.Education Sub-Sector: Main Ministry of Education N1,982,059,460.00 School Enterprises N115,934,120.00 28    
  •   SUBEB N1,103,000,000.00 Board for Technical & Vocational Education N252,000,000.00 Ekiti State University (Including College of Medicine) N1,000,000,000.00 College of Education N250,000,000.00Health Sub Sector: Main Ministry of Health N2,182,059,460.00 College of Technology, Ijero-Ekiti N383,670,000.00 University Teaching Hospital N500,000,000.00 Primary Health Care Development Agency N111,500,000.00 Central Medical Store N130,000,000.00 Hospitals’ Management Board N150,000,000.00 State Action Agency on Aids N79,000,000.00Information Services:Ministry of Information N130,000,000.00Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State N442,620,300.00Government Printing Press N190,780,000.00 29    
  •  Sport Development:Rehabilitation of Olukayode Stadium N100,000,000.00Construction of Lawn/Table Tennis Courts N20,000,000.00Construction of indoor sports hall at Olukayode Stadium N20,000,000.00Establishment of Sports Academy N20,000,000.00Provision of Sport Equipment N67,000,000.00Women DevelopmentWomen Empowerment Programme N150,000,000.00Construction & Equipping of women Development Centre at Ado Ekiti N25,000,000.00Survival intervention Funds to women N40,000,000.00Multiple Birth Trust Fund N20,000,000.00Upgrading of Women Development Centre at Igede Ekiti N25,696,000.00ENVIRONMENTAL SECTORThis administration shall maintain cleaner and aestheticallyappealing environment across the state. The Ado Ekiti, the Statecapital which is the mirror of the state shall be made a model and areference point to other States of the Federation. The Urban Renewal 30    
  •  programmes shall be extended to all the localGovernment Head quarters in next fiscal year. A total sumN2,605,941,710.60 representing 2.7% of the total budget is allocatedto this sector in year 2012. Some of the capital projects under thissector are:Towns and Country Planning:Provision of infrastructure in Government Estates N50,000,000.00Land acquisition & payment of compensation N200,000,000.00Development of Landed properties N30,000,000.00Development of Model Estastes along NTA road N50,000,000.00Acquisition & Development of two (2) New Estates per three (3) Senatorial Districts N200,000,000.00Construction of Walk-way & other beautification N200,000,000.00Survey Department N134,000,000.00Construction of Ultra Modern Oba Market, Ado-Ekiti (To be financed through Bond N1,250,000,000.00Fund)Sewage and Drainage:Capital provision for Housing & Environment N102,000,000.00Feasibility Studies of Ecological Devastated areas N35,000,000.00Channelisation N600,000,000.00Payment of outstanding indebtedness on Ecological Projects N35,000,000.00 31    
  •  ADMINISTRATIVE SECTORMr. Speaker and the distinguished Honourable Members, theGeneral Administration has always been responsible for the centralco-ordination of all government activities in the State. It is thereforevery important that we do not underrate the roles and function ofthe sector in ensuring the smooth coordination of governmentactivities as we enter the New Year. The total budgetary allocationto the administrative Sector is N32,355,862,337.66 representing 32% ofthe total budget.Restructuring of Governance Machinery for Efficient PerformanceThe civil service is the engine room of any government interested indelivering public goods to its citizens and enhancingcompetitiveness in search of investments. There are capacity issuesin our public service especially in relation to leadership andmanagement, project management and implementation,monitoring and evaluation and the mainstreaming of ICT. In ourefforts to ensure successful implementation of the 8 point Agenda,this Administration has embarked on the creation and restructuringof some key offices. Among them are, the Establishment of theOffice of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery (OTSD) and thecarving out of the Budget office from the present Ministry of Finance,Budget and Economic Development and merging same with the 32    
  •  State Planning Commission to become Ministry ofBudget and Economic Planning. While the former - Office ofTransformation, Strategy and Delivery will be responsible forcoordinating MDAs Action Plans and tracking the implementation ofthe 8 point Agenda for effective service delivery. The latter on theother hand - Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning will beresponsible for long-range planning for government’s overalleffectiveness whilst also seeking better synergy between planningand budgeting aspects of Government’s activities.In addition, I have approved the re-organisation of theAdministrative and Finance function in the State Civil Service toensure checks and balances in the conduct of Government businessleading to the creation of the Finance and Accounts Departmentfrom the existing Department of Finance and Administration.SecurityThe security of life and property is the primary responsibility ofgovernment and a necessary precondition for development.Indeed, there can be no development without security and peace.Our conception of security in Ekiti State is understandably broad andbeyond state-centred military notions of security. Our approachtherefore focuses on both state security and human security of thecitizens of Ekiti State. This Administration is happy with the relativepeace, law and order that prevailed in the State in the out-goingyear. This was made possible by the effort and determination of the 33    
  •  law enforcement agencies that were always alert totheir responsibilities. Our administration will within its limited resourcescontinue to provide logistics for our law-enforcement agencies toenable them perform optimally. Our Royal Fathers were alsosupportive as they ensured that peace reigned supreme in theirrespective domains. We shall not relent on this effort in the comingyear. Further steps will be taken in the coming year to make theState crime free. I enjoin the peace loving people of Ekiti State tovolunteer useful information to the law enforcement agencies so asto guarantee the security of lives, investment and property.Ultimately, government will continue to support peace educationand peacebuilding activities; partner with civil society organisationson security issues and provide protection against disasters.The Legislature as a Partner in Progress and DevelopmentThis presentation of the 2012 Budget is unique and highly historic inthe sense that the presentation is done in one of the most beautifuland Modern Legislative House in the country. The Honourablemembers will now perform their statutory functions under a moreconducive environment that is bound to enhance productivity. Wehave made enough provision in the 2012 Budget for propermaintenance of this magnificent edifice which in itself is a testimonyto our commitment to complete all existing projects.I also commend the Honourable members for the laudableachievements recorded so far which to me is unprecedented. I urge 34    
  •  you to keep up with this pace and maintain the loveand cordial relationship that exist between the Executive and theLegislative arms of Government. It is when there is peace andmutual understanding between the two bodies that we can forgeahead to deliver the dividends of democracy which we jointlypromised our good people of Ekiti State. Consequently, thisAdministration shall continue to support the House, most especially inthe area of projects in their constituencies many of which becameobvious during my town hall and village square meetings. Inaddition, this government is determined to continue its support of thelegislative agenda that honourable members have recently drawnup for the enhancement of your work in this august assembly. Westand ready to provide any other assistance the Legislature mayrequire from the Executive within the limits of the State’s resources.The 2012 Budget proposal has amply demonstrated this commitmentwith the generous package contained therein for this HonourableHouse.The JudiciaryThis administration is also very conscious of the importance of theJudiciary as the third arm of Government. This we demonstrated bythe prompt payment of her monthly subventions and otherentitlements due to the Judiciary in 2011. The 2012 Budget has alsomade provisions for the construction of new office buildings toremove the hardship of accommodation in the Judiciary and 35    
  •  accommodated the request for theestablishment of the Customary Court of Appeal. All other needssuch as office furniture and equipment, utility vehicles have alsobeen addressed in the 2012 proposed budget. It is my expectationthat the third arm of Government would sustain the tempo of quickdispensation of justice for the sake of those awaiting trial.ConclusionMr. Speaker Sir and the Honourable members of this distinguishedhouse, the budget I have just presented represents the plan, policiesand programmes that our Administration has designed to achievethe collective aspirations of the good people of Ekiti State in the year2012. I want to assure you that our Administration will do everythingpossible to ensure that this budget is faithfully implemented. Thedetailed analysis of the budget will be given to the press as soon asthe document is passed by this Honourable House. It is my honourand pleasure to formally present to you, Mr Speaker the 2012“BUDGET OF DELIVERY”. It is our prayer that God in His infinite mercieswill guide us in the implementation of the Budget so that there will bedelivery of more public goods and services to the good people ofour dear State.Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advanceDR. JOHN ‘KAYODE FAYEMI, 36