SERAP made the move public in a statement signed by its Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare.
Vice President Kashim Shettima says the report by BudgIT Foundation Nigeria, renowned for its expertise in budget tracking and transparency advocacy, will set a new standard in responsibility and accountability for the country’s public finance.
A civic-tech organisation, BudgIT, has called for an immediate release of a transparency and accountability plan to ensure that President Bola Tinubu’s promises are fulfilled.
A foremost civic-tech organisation, BudgIT, is set to organise its 2023 GovSpend Media Fellowship.
The call is contained in a press statement by BudgiT Communications Associate, Nancy Odimegwu.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, had in March said NPC needed N869 billion.
This is contained in a press release signed Tuesday by yanu Fatoba, BudgIT Head, Media, Communications and Creatives.
The event which is scheduled to hold on September 10, 2022, at the Civic Centre, Lagos, seeks to promote and recognise individuals and organisations doing tremendous humanitarian work in Nigeria.
The praise was heaped on the Federal Government in a media statement issued by BudgIT in Lagos on Thursday.
It said its preliminary analysis of the 21,108 capital projects in the 2022 approved budget revealed 460 duplicated projects worth N378.9b
The call was contained in a statement issued by the Communications Associate of BudgIT, Iyanu Fatoba, on Wednesday.
“For this year’s report, we examined states’ fiscal health using four metrics namely; the ability of states to meet their operating expenses with IGR and VAT, states’ ability to cover their operating expenses and loan repayment with their total revenue, how much fiscal room states have to borrow more, and the degree to which each state prioritises capital expenditure with respect to their operating expenses.” said Gabriel Okeowo,CEO, BudgIT.
Eight unions, apart from the central body, had collectively declared war on Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai. The die was cast.
The organisation noted that despite allocating over N10.02 trillion to security between 2015 and 2021, the country has been relentlessly battling with insecurity in all the states of the federation.
BudgIT made this call alongside other CSOs after its quarterly Extractive Consultative Forum on March 9, 2021, with CSOs, including Stakeholder Democracy Network, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative, Global Rights and Policy Alert.
According to data from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, GDP increased by 0.11% in the period October-December, supported primarily by growth in agriculture and telecommunications, which expanded by 3.4% and 17.6% respectively.
According to the group, the event: “#FixPolitics Hackathon,” will be held on December 12, 2020 at the Co-creation Hub/Virtual Connection.
BudgIT’s recently released 2020 State of States report had identified 13 states whose revenue was not enough to fund their recurrent expenditure but in a statement, the group said it did not evaluate states’ fiscal status for insolvency.
BudgIT outlined some of the steps needed to make the system more impactful in its report, entitled: “Nigeria’s Spending Platform: Review, Gaps and Recommendations,” issued on Thursday in Abuja.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, BudgIT, Enough is Enough and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”