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Revalidation exercise, Kashim Imam picks membership card, as he donates N50 million to Borno, Yobe APC

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Revalidation exercise, Kashim Imam picks membership card, as he donates N50 million to Borno, Yobe APC

  • By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

An All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Imam has picked the Party revalidation membership card in his Abbari unit of Mafoni ward if Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), as he donated about N50 million to the APC in Borno and Yobe state in support of the ongoing part’s registration and revalidation exercise and called on the APC members to come out en mass and revalidate their membership.

Alhaji Kashim Imam who picked his membership card with registration number 001 at Abbari unit of Mafoni Ward of the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), yesterday , urged all APC members to come out en- mass to register.

The APC chieftain who is also the chairman Board Of Trustee of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) donated the sum of N10 million and over N40 million respectively to the Yobe and Borno state chapters of the APC to support the ongoing revalidation and registration exercise of the party.

Announcing the donation in a separately when he paid a courtesy call to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state at the Government House, Maiduguri and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state in Damaturu recently, Alhaji Imam asked the APC members in Borno and Yobe to mobilize themselves to ensure the two state came out with the highest registered members in the ongoing registration.

While at the Government House, Maiduguri, Alhaji Imam, said ” I am donating the sun of N100 thousand each to the 312 wards of the state, N200,000 each to the 27 local government areas Exco’s each, N2 million to state Exco’s, additional N100,000 to the 15 wards of the MMC where I came from. While I will send a message to the state Executive members through the Chief of Staff to the governor and members of the State Assembly through the Speaker, the amount which I will not disclose in public”

Also at the Government House, Damaturu, the APC chieftain who commended Governor Buni for proving good leadership to the APC, said ” I commend your leadership in repositioning the APC. I hereby donate the sum of N10 million to the APC in Yobe state to support the ongoing revalidation and registration exercise.

Responding the two governor’s in their separate remarks commended Imam for the support to the party.

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Gov. Buni Charged New LG Chairmen on IGR

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Gov. Buni charged new LG chairmen on IGR

By Daily Hint Damaturu

Governor Of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni charged the newly elected chairmen of the 17 local government councils of the state to make prudent use of resources put at their disposal to ensure that government’s plans and projects are beneficial to the people.

Governor Buni stated this today in Damaturu while swearing-in the newly elected local government chairmen at the Government House.

He also tasked the new chairmen to work towards improving the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to in their areas to ensure that they can generate enough resources to provide services in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, education and provision of water.

Governor Mai Mala Buni also assured the newly elected local government chairmen that the state government will support them in any effort to improve the living condition of the people that elected them.

“I urge you to ensure value for money, and place public interest above personal interest in whatever official activities and make government work for the people,” the governor added.

The Governor who is also the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC, urged the newly sworn in chairmen to unite the people. The governor also said the recently local government election is a fulfillment of his campaign promise to ensure that local governments are functioning effectively.

On February 27 local government elections were held across Yobe state, including areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Adhered strictly to 2021 approved budget provision, Borno finance commissioner tells MDAs

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Adhered strictly to 2021approved budget provision, Borno Finance commissioner tells MDAs

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planing, Alhaji Adamu Lawan has warned all Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Parastatals (MDAs) to adhered strictly to the 2021 approved budget tagged ” The People’s Budget of Recovery and Consolidation” with total expenditure of N248, 392,616.

Speaking at Press Briefing on the 2021 Approved Budget breakdown held at the Multipurpose Hall of Government House, Maiduguri on Friday, the Borno state commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planing, Alhaji Adamu Lawan said ” it is again noticed with dismay that ministries, departments and parastatals are not yet observing strictly to the laid down budgetary guidelines and procedures. Despite all efforts by the ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planing to curtail indiscipline, some government agencies went to incur expenditure that are not budgeted, miscalculations, and misappropriation of public funds will no doubt distort the process of the Budget”.

” The 2021 approved budget “the People Budget of Recovery and Consolidation” is N248, 392,616 with recurrent expenditure of N69,131252 and capital expenditure of N179,261364 this represent 27.8 percent and 72 17 percent respectively and the COVID 19 response with a total sum of about N27.966.744 billions”, Lawan added.

The commissioner further explained that the total budget expenditure of the 2021 budget stood at N248, 392 billion as compared to the N108,862 billion budgeted in 2020., adding that the budget is also expected to be financed through the Federal Allocations of N46. 254 billion statutory allocation, , as against N31. 855 billion in 2020, Value Added Tax of N16 110 billion as against N12 220 billion in 2020 and other Federal aids of N4.520 billion as against N3. 363 billion in 2020.

He said to block linkages in the generation of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), the state government has commenced the implementation of Treasury Single Accounting TSA system in all revenue generation agencies includes tertiary institutions through Remittance of all payments.

Alhaji Lawan said ” the approved budget of 2021 Which is accrual basis tagged as the People’s Budget of Recovery and consolidation” is essentially aimed at sustaining the noticeable gains of the government’s developmental efforts in the last 20 months which revolve around our policy thrust of good governance. This budget is based on the newly domesticated Borno state chart of Account which is incompliance with the International Public Sector Account Standard ( IPSAS) and inline with 2021 implementation plan of the State Development Plan (SDP) tagged ” Our Borno, Our Success launched last year”.

He further said ” the objectives and guiding principles of the 2021 budget is to rekindle economic growth job creation and support for SME, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of infrastructure interns of road network water and sanitation, electricity and housing and entrench good governance through a robust responsive service build on principles of accountability, transparency, equity and justice”.

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Gov. Buni approves N454.2 Million for LG retirees, Next of kin of deceased LG staff

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Gov. Buni Approves N454.2 Million for LG Retirees, Next of Kin of Deceased LG Staff

By Usman Modu Damaturu

His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the sum of N454, 220, 666.94 for the payment of the benefits of 276 retirees and 88 deceased members of staff from across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Of the amount approved by His Excellency the governor, N333, 229, 100.01 will be paid electronically to the accounts of the 276 benefitting retirees. The balance of N120, 991, 566.93 will be paid to the next of kin of the 88 deceased personnel.

The current payments approved by the governor constitutes batch 43 in the long list of benefit payments to retired local government staff. Some may recall that in September 2020, His Excellency Governor Buni had approved N441, 870, 166.50 to 321 retirees, which constituted batch 42 in the payment schedule.

The public should note that payment approvals granted by the governor are always based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee for the Verification and Settlement of Outstanding Pension and Gratuity Liabilities of Local Government Retirees.

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