‘Why govt briefs Bayel­sans on monthly in­come’

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Bassey Wil­lie, Ye­nagoa

The Bayelsa State gov­ern­ment said Gov­er­nor Se­ri­ake Dick­son’s ad­min­is­tra­tion briefs peo­ple of the state about the monthly in­come and ex­pen­di­tures, to keep them abreast with de­vel­op­ments and to en­able them make con­tri­bu­tions.

The state Deputy Gov­er­nor, Rear Ad­mi­ral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), stated this dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of Fe­bru­ary and March ex­pen­di­tures of the state gov­ern­ment at the Gov­ern­ment House, Ye­nagoa.

He added that the pro­gramme is part of Gov­er­nor Dick­son’s ad­min­is­tra­tion ef­forts to en­sure trans­parency.

He dis­closed that the to­tal cash flow to the state at the end of Fe­bru­ary 2018, was N15 bil­lion, com­pris­ing a statu­tory al­lo­ca­tion of N2.9bil­lion, deriva­tion of N10­bil­lion and a Value Added Tax (VAT) of N869mil­lion.

He, how­ever, ex­plained that the to­tal Fed­eral Ac­count Al­lo­ca­tion Com­mit­tee (AFAC) de­duc­tions of N1.6 bil­lion left the state with a net in­flow of N13­bil­lion, while the in­ter­nally gen­er­ated rev­enue (IGR) for Jan­uary stood at N1.7bil­lion.

On out­flows, the deputy gov­er­nor ex­plained that the state gov­ern­ment spent a to­tal of N5.9bil­lion on civil ser­vant and po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees’ salaries and N3.27bil­lion as grant to state-owned ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions.

Jonah said the state gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to the on-go­ing public ser­vice re-or­gan­i­sa­tion process.

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