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Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan Budgeted N2.75 Trillion in Eight Years, 2007 to 2015

April 10, 2015

Since his swearing in on 29th May 2007, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the Governor of Delta State, has presented a number of budget speeches to the Delta State House of Assembly, which subsequently approved. The yearly budget proposals for the period in question are as follows:
2007 – N189.96 Billion
2008 – N148.64 Billion
2009 – N237.62 Billion
2010 – N235.71 Billion
2011 – N361.90 Billion
2012 – N383.39 Billion
2013 – N472.00 Billion
2014 – N391.51 Billion
2015 – N327.68 Billion
TOTAL – N2,748.41 Billion (N2.75 Trillion)

The focus of this presentation is on the key capital expenditure allocations in the budgets. Below are the allocations for the different years available for this research.

DELTA STATE 2008 BUDGET: KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A total budget proposal of N148,638,106,045.00 was earmarked for the 2008 fiscal year. The amount is made up of N70,782,559,481.00 or 47.62% for Recurrent Expenditure and N77,855,546,564 or 52.38% for Capital Expenditure.
The Project Monitoring Unit of the Governor’s Office has been upgraded to a Directorate.

Highlights of some salient capital expenditure proposals in the 2008 Budget are:
– Construction Ode-Itsekiri Bridge
– Construction of Olomu Bridge
– Construction of Okerenkoko to Kokodiagbene Road
– Construction of Ubafan to Madagho Road
– Construction of Koko-Ugbenu Road Dualisation
– Construction of Asaba Airport
– Reconstruction of Township Roads in Asaba Capital Territory
– Construction of on-going Dualisation of PTI-Jakpa Road
– Dredging of the Orogodo River
– Construction of Associated Erosion Control Measures in Agbor and environs
– Completion of the Ogbe-Ijoh, Ogheye, and Sapele Modern Markets
– Completion of the Ogheye Modern Market
– Completion of the Sapele Modern Market
– Construction of the Uwvie Modern Market, Ogbolokposo
– Construction of Ogbogonogo Modern Market, Asaba
– Establishment of Asaba Business District
– Establishment of Warri Business District
– Commencement of the Construction of Asaba Airport
– Commencement of the Construction of Asaba International Conference Centre
– Modern Shopping and Entertainment Complex by Effurun Roundabout (Public Private Partnership)
– Application for the Conversion of the Koko Port to an Export Free Zone
– Warri/Effurun Water Supply Project
– Completion and Equipping of the State Specialist Hospital, Oghara
– Ongoing Construction of Central Hospital, Asaba
– Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, and College of Physical Education, Mosogar
– The Faculty of Engineering, Oleh Campus of the Delta State University
– Development of Youth Development and Skills Acquisition Centres
– The Songhai Delta Project
– Micro Credit Scheme

DELTA STATE 2010 BUDGET: KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A total budget proposal of N235.71 billion was earmarked for the 2010 fiscal year. The amount is made up of N96.19 billion or 40.81% for Recurrent Expenditure and N139.51 billion or 59.19% for Capital Expenditure.

Highlights of some salient capital expenditure proposals in the 2010 Budget are:
– Youth Empowerment through Agriculture and Peasant Farmers Support Programmes – N500 million
– Construction of Markets in Sapele and Ogheye – N1 billion
– Koko Export Zone (Free Trade Zone) – N500 million
– Micro Credit Scheme – N250 million
– Ughelli – Asaba Road Dualisation – N9 billion
– Ugbenu – Koko Road Dualisation – N1.5 billion
– Effurun–Osubi–Eku Road Dualisation – N1.5 billion
– Ode-Itsekiri Road and Bridges – N2 billion
– Purchase of Equipment for Direct Labour Agency – N1.5 billion
– Warri Industrial and Business Park – N300 million
– Free Maternal Healthcare – N300 million
– Construction of Asaba Central Hospital – N300 million
– Completion and take-off State Teaching Hospital, Oghara – N1 billion
– Eku Baptist Hospital (Modernisation and Equipment) – N500 million
– Upgrading of Selected Secondary Schools including Model Schools – N800 million
– Infrastructural Development in Primary and Secondary Schools – N1 billion
– Delta State University (Projects and Programmes in Three Campuses) – N1.5 billion
– Purchase and Distribution of Transformers – N1.2 billion
– Establishments of Gas Utilization Scheme – N1.12 billion
– Delta Independent Power Plant Project, Ogharefe – N7 billion
– Drainage Projects in Asaba, Warri and Ughelli – N1.760 billion
– Acquisition of Equipment for the State Waste Management Board – N500 million.

DELTA STATE 2012 BUDGET STATEMENT: KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A total budget proposal of N383.39bn (three hundred and eighty-three billion, three hundred and ninety million naira) was earmarked for the 2012 fiscal year. The amount was made up of N169.82bn (one hundred and sixty-nine billion, eight hundred million naira) or 44.30% for Recurrent Expenditure and N213.57bn (two hundred and thirteen billion, five hundred and sixty-seven million naira) or 52.31% for Capital Expenditure.

Highlights of some salient capital expenditure proposals in the 2012 Budget are:
– Cassava Development Initiative Programme – N2 billion
– Micro Credit Scheme – N1.5 billion
– Warri Industrial and Business Park (WIBP) – N3 billion
– Asaba International Airport – N4 billion (provided for completion)
– Osubi Airport Second Runway and Expansion – N8 billion
– Ughelli – Asaba Road Dualisation – N5 billion
– Ugbenu – Koko Road Dualisation – N2 billion
– Effurun – Osubi-Eku Road – N3.94 billion
– Trans Warri-Ode-Itsekiri Roads and Bridges – N5 billion
– Mass Transportation (provision of buses, installation of traffic signs on the highways and township roads across the State, construction and maintenance of traffic route reflection billboards, solar powered traffic light/signals and road markings) – N9.4 billion
– Koko Export Processing Zone (Free Trade Zone) – N2 billion
– Delta Leisure Destination Park, Oleri and Wildlife Park, Ogwashi-Uku (Both projects when completed will have employment capacity of 6,000 people) – N1.2 billion
– Upgrade of Primary and Secondary Schools – N13 billion
– Infrastructural Development in Higher Education Institutions – N7.5 billion
– Financial Assistance to Deltans to seek medical treatment outside Nigeria – N1.1 billion
– Health sub-sector – N3 billion
– Delta Independent Power Project, Ogharefe – N4 billion
– Asaba Drainage Project – N1 billion
– Warri Drainage Project – N1 billion
– Ughelli Drainage Project – N500 million
– Uzere Drainage Project – N250 million
– Multipurpose Youth Centre, Egbokodo (reintegration of former militants) – N1 billion
– Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals – N1.5 billion
Directorate for Special Infrastructure- special infrastructure projects in 2012 budget
(i) Trans-Warri/Ode-Itsekiri Bridge and Access Roads Project – N5.00 bn
(ii) Ughelli-Asaba Road Dualisation Project – N5.00bn
(iii) Ogheye Floating Market Project – N1bn
(iv) Sapele/Abigborodo/Arowon Road – N3,2bn
(v) New Government House Complex, Asaba – N2,00bn
(vi) Osubi Airport Development – N5.00bn
(vii) Sapele Modern Market – N1.00bn
(viii) The four (4) new Polytechnics Project (Sapele, Bomadi, Aboh and Abigborodo) – N4.00bn
(ix) Primary and Secondary Schools – N7.53bn
(x) Remodelling and rehabilitation of Baptist Hospital, Eku – N1.7bn
(xi) Maternal and Child Care Centre, Warri and Ekpan – N1.31bn
(xii) Mass Transportation – N5.41bn

DELTA STATE 2013 BUDGET STATEMENT: KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A total budget proposal of N398.31 billion (three hundred and ninety eight billion, three hundred and ten million naira) was earmarked for the 2013 fiscal year. This amount comprises N145.94 billion (one hundred and forty five billion, nine hundred and forty million naira) or 36.64% for Recurrent Expenditure and N252.37 billion (two hundred and fifty two billion, three hundred and seventy million naira) or 63.36%for capital expenditures.

Highlights of some salient capital expenditure proposals in the 2013 Budget are:
– Agricultural sector (farming) – N6 billion
– Delta State Independent Power Plant – N4 billion
– Asaba International Airport – N4 billion
– Upgrading Osubi Airport to international standard – N4 billion
– Koko/Ogidigben Free Trade Zone – N7 billion
– Warri Industrial Business Park – N2 billion
– Asaba ICT Park – N1 billion
– Micro Credit Scheme – N1 billion
– Major road network projects – N20.24 billion
– Sustenance of Mass Transportation – N2.12 billion
– Primary and Secondary Schools Infrastructure Projects – N6.93bn
– On going Four (4) New Polytechnics in the State – N2.0 billion
– Specialist Hospital, Oghara; Central Hospital, Asaba; Remodelling and Rehabilitation of Eku Baptist Hospital, Eku; Maternal and Childcare Centre, Warri & Ekpan; and Upgrading of Four Central Hospitals to Specialist Hospitals at Warri, Ughelli, Agbor, and Sapele – N7.12 billion
– Flood Intervention Measures across the State – N2 billion
– Asaba Drainage Project – N2 billion
– Warri Drainage Project – N850 million

DELTA STATE 2014 BUDGET: KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A budget proposal of N391.51bn (three hundred and ninety one billion, five hundred and ten million naira) was earmarked for the 2014 fiscal year. It was deemed the budget of “Consolidation, Sustainable Economic Growth and Development”. This amount comprised N159.78bn (one hundred and fifty nine billion, seven hundred and eighty million naira) or 40.8% for Recurrent Expenditure and N231.72bn (two hundred and thirty one billion, seven hundred and twenty million naira) or 59.1% for capital expenditures. Emphasis in 2014 was placed on the completion of ongoing key projects given the size of carryover projects.

Below are highlights of some salient areas of the capital expenditure proposals are:
– Procurement of Modern Tractor Equipment – N1 billion
– Agricultural Youth Development Programme – N600 million
– Micro Credit Scheme – N800 million
– To boost electricity supply – N6 billion
– Asaba International Airport – N4.5 billion
– Upgrading of Osubi Airport to international standards – N4.5 billion
– Ogidigben Free Trade Zone – N1 billion
– Warri Industrial Business Park – N3 billion
– Delta Leisure and Destination Park – N2 billion
– Delta City Mall (to start operation before the end of 2014)
– City Mall Asaba (construction to commence soon)
– Ugbenu–Koko Road Dualisation – N3 billion
– Ughelli-Asaba Dual Carriageway – N10 billion
– Effurun-Osubi-Eku Road Dualisation – N5 billion
– Trans Warri-Ode-Itsekiri Roads and Bridges – N15 billion
– Dualisation of Old Lagos/Agbor Axial Road, Agbor – N1.8 billion
– Sustenance of Mass Transportation – N560 million
– Other transport targets in 2014 are:
***Complete the Asaba and Warri Mega Bus Terminals
***The Warri Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project along Warri-Sapele Road.
***The setting up of the Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA)
– Primary and Secondary Schools Infrastructure Projects – N12 billion
– Ongoing Four (4) New Polytechnics Projects – N3 billion
– Completion of the Teaching Hospital, Oghara – N4 billion
– Completion of Central Hospital, Asaba – N2 billion
– Completion of Cardio-Renal Centre, Warri – N5 billion
– Social Development and Sports – N2.5 billion
– Flood Intervention Measures across the State – N1 billion
– Warri Drainage Projects – N1.1 billion
– Asaba Drainage Projects – N1.5 billion
– Beautification Initiatives and Projects across the State – N1 billion
– Junction Improvement Projects across the State – N2 billion
– Development of Housing Estates in the State – N3.5 billion
– Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals – N1.5 billion

DELTA STATE 2015 BUDGET – KEY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ALLOCATIONS
A budget proposal of N327,682,982,917(three hundred and twenty seven billion, six hundred and eighty two million, nine hundred and eighty-two thousand, nine hundred and seventeen naira) was earmarked the 2015 fiscal year. This amount comprises N161,606,428,928(one hundred and sixty one billion, six hundred and six million, four hundred and twenty-eight thousand, nine hundred and twenty-eight naira) or 49.32% for Recurrent Expenditure and N166,076,553,989 (one hundred and sixty billion, seventy six million, five hundred and fifty-three thousand, nine hundred and eighty-nine naira) or 50.68%for capital expenditure.

Highlights of some salient capital expenditure proposals in the 2015 Budget:
– Agricultural Youth Development Programme – N500 million
– Procurement of Modern Tractor Equipment for farmers – N1 billion
– Delta Leisure Resort at Oleri and the Animal game reserve at Ogwashi-Uku – N500 million
– Warri Industrial Business Park – N2.5 billion
– Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Park, Asaba – N560 million
– To boost electricity supply in the State – N7.351 billion
– Completion of Independent Power Project Ogharefe – N4 billion
– Asaba-Ughelli Road Dualisation – N7 billion
– Trans-Warri – Ode-Itsekiri Road Projects – N3 billion
– Ugbenu-Koko Road Dualisation – N2 billion
– Effurun-Osubi-Eku Road Dualisation – N3 billion
– Completion of Flyovers in Effurun and Asaba – N5 billion
– Construction of Umeh Road – N600 million
– Ultra-Modern Bus Terminals in Asaba and Warri – N1.3 billion
– Second Runway and Expansion of Osubi Airport – N3 billion
– Asaba International Airport – N2 billion
– Primary and Secondary Schools Infrastructure Development – N3 billion
– Four New Polytechnics – N2 billion
– Teaching Hospital, Oghara – N2 billion
– Central Hospital, Asaba – N2 billion
– Eku Baptist Hospital – N500 million
– Maternal and Child Care Centres in Warri and Ekpan – N500 million
– Warri and Asaba Drainage Projects – N2.1 billion
– Completion of the Housing Estate, Asaba – N500 million

CONCLUSION
DELTA STATE BUDGET 2007 to 2015: ALLOCATIONS TO PROJECTS WITH UNCLEAR OR VAGUE COMPLETION TIMELINES
There have been various controversies trailing the development strides of Delta State government, although reasonable progress has been made in some sectors, notably in education and transport, there are concerns in other sectors, with respect to projects abandonment, delays in projects completion, and failed or unfulfilled promises. Over the years, as can be found above, there has been constant update of funds allocated to some major capital projects which have the potentials of transforming the fortunes of the State, if such projects are speedily completed. Despite the yearly ‘ritual’ of allocating funds to these projects, Deltans are still in the dark as to the completion timetables, which negates the very basic tenet of project management.

These lapses have led to the possible good intentions of the government being misconstrued in some quarters that such projects are being used as financial drain pipes to misappropriate and mismanage our commonwealth. The onus on the next administration is to imbibe the spirit transparent and accountable, by publishing in whatever medium deemed appropriate, the relevant information on the completion schedules for projects.

It cannot be overstated that, the timely completion of the major infrastructural projects started by government, will positively impact on the economic and social lives of Deltans. The government can win back the hearts of most Deltans, even if project completion timelines are missed, by imbibing the tenets of TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY. Infrastructure is the cornerstone for economic transformation and from the type of projects the government has embarked on, it is obvious that they mean well, but the implementation phases are also in shambles. WE CAN DO BETTER AS A PEOPLE.
Nigerian States' Budgets 2014
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