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Education, Defence top FG budget with N933b

By Emma Ujah ,  Ben Agande  & Patience Saghana

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has made good his pledge to place the nation’s educational system on a sound footing by allocating the sector the highest provisions in the 2011 federal budget amounting to N933. 480 billion.
Defence which is a traditional  high allottee was placed second with N313, 769 billion, followed by Police and Health with N309.107 and N235.865 billion, respectively.

The Ministry of Works got N163.564 billion, while the Office of the Head of Service which manages the federal civil service was sixth with N160.169billion. Other top  allocations were made to the Pension  and Gratuities, N153. 161 billion; National Security Adviser, N104.240 billion; Amnesty, N 78.693bn and Niger Delta, N56. 629 billion.

The National Assembly got N111. 243 billion, while the National Judicial Council was allocated N95 billion. Agriculture got N63.526; while UBE was allocated a separate N54. 328 from budget of the Federal Ministry of education; INEC, N 45.392;  and NDDC N45.786bn.

Other major allocations are as shown below.

Capital                        Recurrent         Total
Presidency    12.887       26.583              39.470
Defence               25. 194       288. 695           313. 769
Police         11. 527       297.  580    309.107
Education    35. 088      304. 392            933.480
Agric        29.463         34.063    63.526
Power        86.250      3.776                  90.026
Health        33.527      202. 338    235.865
Head of Service      6. 859      153.310    160.169
Niger Delta    53.400      3. 229                       56.629
Mines & Steel    2, 242     11, 512               13.754
Aviation         20.741     6.414        26.155
Nat Security       54.380     50.860                       104.240
Nat Sport Com 1.134     10.696        11.830
Legislature    3.213    108.303                   111.243
INEC        7.114    38.278                  45.392
Pension/Grat    –    153.161        153.161
Amnesty    –    78.693        78.693
Nat  Jud Co     –    –                95.000
NDDC        –    –        45.786
UBE        –    –        54.328


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