Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has disclosed that Nasarawa has been rated among the five top states promoting primary healthcare activities in the country.
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has disclosed that Nasarawa has been rated among the five top states promoting primary healthcare activities in the country.
November 28, 2019
His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule attending the eNigeria Conference, Exhibition and Awards 2019, holding at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
Also in attendance as Special Guest, is His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR
eNigeria is Nigeria’s annual Information Technology (IT) summit hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders from the private and public sector as well as Non-Governmental Organizations. It serves as a platform for ICT awareness creation, developing appropriate framework and setting goals for best practices in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global Information Society.
Eleven editions of this summit have been held with each contributing to the development in the IT sector in the country. The 2018 edition focused more on the new strategic vision through the Ease of Doing Business Initiative and the signed Executive Order on “Made in Nigeria” goods. The outcome of this conference has led to the engagement of stakeholders on developing a National Mobile Big Data Analytic Strategy Framework and a good number of key initiatives that will revolutionize the Nigerian economy through innovative deployment of new technologies.
November 30, 2019
His Excellency Engineer Abdullahi A Sule has expressed his profound gratitude to Flour Mills Nigeria for showing genuine interest in Nasarawa State. He made this remark when he led a high powered team to the headquarters of Flour Mills in Lagos to showcase the economic potentials of Nasarawa State in value chain development of Cassava.
The exploratory visit saw Governor Abdullahi A. Sule reaffirm that Nasarawa State provides the most suitable fertile land and geographic advantage in terms of access to markets for Flour Mills Nigeria, should the company accept to venture into large scale Cassava farming in the state.
The Governor further enumerated that the absence of improved cassava variety in Nigeria offers Flour Mills a lucrative gap to take advantage of and that under his stewardship, Agriculture has been repositioned as a key competitive sector in Nasarawa State.
Governor Sule stated that now is the time for Flour Mills to seize the opportunity of the highest level of political will already in place and the robust prevailing enabling environment being provided by Nasarawa State, as well as the world class digital land administration system of NAGIS:
Nasarawa Geographic information Service, to invest in Nasarawa State.
On his part, the Group Managing Director of Flour Mills Nigeria Mr. Paul Gbededo acknowledged that without doubt, “Nasarawa State means Business”, and that the fact that Governor Abdullahi A. Sule clearly communicated the purpose of this meeting, even before arriving Lagos; showed that the government in Nasarawa State was proactive and investor focused.
Mr. Gbededo lauded the business presentation of Nasarawa State team led by Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule describing it as compelling and speaks to depth, hard-work and a brilliant acumen to attract investment at par with global standards.
At the end of the meeting, it was resolved that Flour Mills Nigeria will invest in Agri-processing in Nasarawa State with investments in Cassava farming and Sugar plantation.
On the entourage of His Excellency Governor Abdullahi A. Sule were Attorney General, Prof. Abdulkarim Kana, Commissioner of Agriculture, Prof Otaki Alanana and Lands Commissioner, Prof Salisu Alizaga. Others on the team included Special Adviser on Investment, Ibrahim Adamu Abdullahi, and Permsecs Napthali Dachor for Agriculture and Permsec Stephen Dogo of Lands; as well as DG Nagis, Sonny Agassi and Surveyor General Yusuf Awuya.
Director General; Strategic Communication & Press Affairs
To HE Governor Abdullahi A. Sule
Friday 29th November 2019
GOVERNMENT OF NASARAWA STATE
SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ENGR. ABDULLAHI A. SULE, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 FISCAL APPROPRIATION BILL TO THE NASARAWA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, LAFIA: WEDNESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 2019.
The Right Honourable Speaker;
When I took over the reigns of leadership as the 4th Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, I made a solemn commitment to discharge the responsibilities bestowed on my shoulders by the divine grace of the Almighty Allah and the popular mandate of the good people of Nasarawa State, with due diligence, commitment and sacrifice towards the overall development of our dear State. In doing so, we have resolved to be guided by the imperatives of transparency, accountability and prudent management of our common wealth to the benefit of all.
Review of the Year 2019 Budget
Highlights of Year 2019 Budget
Performance of the 2019 Budget
Fiscal Risk and State Government Financial Trend in 2019
The 2020 Fiscal Appropriation
Parameters and Basic Assumptions of the 2020 Budget
Anticipated Revenue Receipts in 2020
2020 Total Budget Size
Highlights of Sectoral Allocations
Essentially, the budgetary provisions in the 2020 appropriation for the various sectors are as follows:
|S/n||Sector||Personnel Cost||OVERHEAD COST||Capital Expenditure||Consolidated Revenue Fund Charges||Total Estimate 2020|
|1||Governance & general administration||1,731,267,308.75||10,752,369,452.00||4,324,400,000.00||–||16,808,036,760.75|
|3||Judiciary/Law & Justice||2,094,061,846.00||670,400,000.00||637,100,000.00||–||3,401,561,846.00|
|4||Agriculture & Water Resources||1,072,752,013.00||543,690,170.54||820,950,000.00||–||2,437,392,183.54|
|6||Finance, Planning/Trade & Investment||1,813,312,148.56||878539,500.00||1,798,400,000.00||6,579,671,147.08||11,069,922,795.64|
|7||Environment & Natural Resources||76,078,767.00||361,642,500.00||527,000,000.00||–||964,721,267.00|
|8||Education, Science & ICT||14,724,157,845.96||4,043,414,820.00||7,586,445,454.98||–||26,354,018,120.94|
|10||Youth & Social Development||385,753,247.00||1,221,255,000.00||297,000,000.00||–||1,904,008,247.00|
Nasarawa Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has used the power of prerogative to pardon 15 inmates, as well as settled the fines and compensations of 45 others as part of activities marking his 60th birthday celebration
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has visited the Farin Ruwa waterfalls in Masenge village and Farin Ruwa dam in Kwarra, all in Wamba Local Government Area, to take stock, as well as appraise prospects for the state
The govenor of Nasarawa State, Engr. A Sule has on Monday 30th December, 2019 signed into law the 2020 budget of N108.4 billion recently passed by the state House of Assembly. Governor Sule’s deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Speaker Ibrahim Abdullahi Balarabe, Attorney General, Abdulkarim Kana among others witnessed the signing into law.
1.1 The Retreat, with the theme “Charting a Fresh Vision for Greater Nasarawa State” is for Top Government Functionaries in Nasarawa State was held at Kini Country Guest Inn, Akwanga, Nasarawa State on Wednesday, 30th and Thursday, 31st October, 2019. The retreat was attended by His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, the Governor; His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, the Deputy Governor; Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State; Head of the Civil Service; Honourable Commissioners (designate); Special Advisers; Senior Special Assistants; Special Assistant; Personal Assistants; Permanent Secretaries; Chief Executives of Government Commissions, Boards and Agencies respectively.
1.2 In his welcome address, the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Hon. Tijani Aliyu Ahmed, welcomed participants and Resource Persons to Akwanga and stated that the retreat is a paradigm shift from the old ways of doing things which is timely and apt, considering its significance, especially now with the appointment of Hon. Commissioners (designate) and Special Advisers aimed at acquainting them with the rudiments of processes and procedures of the conduct of Government business.
1.3 The retreat was declared open by His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, the Governor of Nasarawa State. In his opening remarks, he intimated that the appointment of the new public or political officer holds was based on their pedigree, credentials and track records and not on primordial considerations. He then enjoined the participants to take the retreat seriously and ensure that the knowledge gained is internalized and put to practice in running Government.
1.4 He further stressed that the expectation of Government from the retreat is to expose participants to the rudiments of government business in the formulation of policies and implementation of programmes and projects.
1.5 He also recalled that on assumption of office and in line with the policy objectives of the Administration, a Committee on the restructuring of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to streamline government machineries for optimal performance and Investment and Economic Advisory Council to stimulate growth and development were set-up in addition to flag-off construction of roads among others.
1.6 He disclosed that the present Administration would ensure that salary and pension payments in percentages will be a thing of the past, especially at the Local Government Councils. The Governor equally stated that the issue of National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) would be looked into through negotiations and advocacy with labour leaders using open dialogue process.
1.7 The Governor further stated that the State Government is pursuing with vigour the adoption of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to block leakages and ensure efficiency in the management of resources.
1.8 He encouraged Ministries, Departments and Agencies to key into Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well as to collaborate with Nasarawa Internal Revenue Service (NIRS) for enhanced revenue generation to address empowerment, employment, women and youth industrialization and infrastructure development.
1.9 The retreat which was segmented into a 2-day programme had Prof. Suleiman Bala Moh, the Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi and Chief Silas J. Dachor, Permanent Secretary, rtd. as Chairmen with ten (10) different papers presented by erudite Resource Persons who are indigenes of Nasarawa State across various world live except one.
1.10 After the presentations, contributions, extensive discussions, participants reserved as follows:
2.0 The Communiqué drafting Committee wishes to register its appreciation for considering them worthy to carry out this all important assignment.
October 31, 2019
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has charged political appointees in the state on the need to key into the policy direction of his administration.
Engineer Sule laid the charge while delivering a closing remark at the end of a two-day retreat for top government functionaries that held at the Kini Country Guest Inn, in Akwanga, on Thursday.
The Governor, while appreciating the organizers of the retreat for doing a good job, stressed that the essence of the session was for the political appointees to be on the same page with government.
“It’s an idea some of us had, with our background from the private sector, whenever you are engaging people to do something new, you have to be on the same page with them.
“That’s the essence of the retreat. Those who came together to organize it have done a very good job,” Engineer Sule said.
He however tasked the participants not to leave what they learnt at the retreat but to take it along with them as they assume their new responsibilities.
According to the Governor, “Once we finish this kind of event, we want to see, what is the take home? Because in most cases, people gather and sit down and discuss and finish then what? That’s the issue.
“A lot of us, maybe going back from here, even if you can give them 10 copies of the communique, they are abandoning everything that they learned. That’s the end of it. I don’t think that is the direction.
Engineer Sule therefore challenged the appointees to consider the items listed in the communique issued at the end of the retreat and for them to pick one or two items to work on when discharging their responsibilities.
“They have listed about 40 items, please pick one and say I’m going to work on this particular one,” he urged the participants.
Earlier, Chairman of the Communique Drafting Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Othman, said the retreat was organized in order to expose participants to the rudiments of government business in the formulation of policies, implementation of programmes and projects.
As part of the decisions arrived by participants at the retreat, he called on public and political office holders to remain steadfast, transparent in the conduct of government business, as well as be in touch with grassroots to address crisis.
“The image and actions of government appointees should reflect the vision and mission of government and citizens should be given ownership of mandates matching their peculiar needs to stabilize communities.
“Appointees should be prudent in the utilization of public funds and public and political office holders should be opened to constructive criticism,” part of the 40-point communique reads.
November 1, 2019
In a deft, unprecedented move, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has issued mandate cards to the 15 newly sworn-in commissioners in the state, seeking their commitment to delivering key policy ideas of his administration.
At a colourful swearing-in ceremony at the City Hall, in Lafia, on Friday, Engineer Sule issued the new commissioners each with a mandate card carrying specific goals, in line with their new responsibilities.
The commissioners were asked to sign the mandate cards, pledging their commitment to deliver specific goals.
Specifically, the commissioners were made to understand that the vision of the Nasarawa State government within the next four years, is to be among the top three most competitive states in the country by 2023, in terms of sustained, accelerated economic growth, increased economic activities and prosperity, among other indices.
The commissioners were also made to understand the urgency to tackle prevailing challenges that continue to inhibit development, stifle economic growth from trickling down to the bottom of the pyramid, and limiting the capacity of the people to maximize their God given potentials.
They were equally made to understand that disciplined implementation of reforms and implementation of well designed policies and programmes must be undertaken to unlock opportunities, create wealth, improve employment and drive sustained growth in the state.
For the state Ministry of Justice, for instance, the specific goals for the new Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of the state include, ensuring the implementation of the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) and the development of Sector Implementation Plan (SIP) to align with the vision and goals of the NEDS.
Also, ensuring access to justice for all persons and observance of the rule of law and due process in all MDAs, conduct robust negotiations and vetting of contracts/agreements on behalf of the MDAs in order to protect the interest of the state.
The state Attorney-General is also expected to ensure prompt prosecution of all crimes against the state and effectively defending civil cases on behalf of the state government, as well as ensuring provision of timely quality legal advice and ancillary services to MDAs.
According to the Governor, the success of any government is dependent on the quality of its team, adding that his administration selected the appointees with proven competence, vitality and community representation.
The Governor tasked the newly sworn-in members of the state executive council on imbibing the principles of accountability, probity, transparency and financial discipline, stressing that public office is public trust.
“You joined the administration at a time our administration is committed to promoting economic empowerment and general wellbeing of the people,” Engineer Sule reminded the commissioners.
The newly inaugurated commissioners and their portfolios are:
Prof. Allananah O. Otaki – Ministry of Agric & Water Resources
Boyi Obadiah – Ministry of Trade, Industry & Investment
Mrs. Fati J. Sabo – Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Musa I. Abubakar – Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
Haruna Adamu Ogbole – Ministry of Finance, Budget & Economic Planning,
Ahmed B. Yahaya – Ministry of Health
Dogo Shammah – Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Dr. Abdulkarim A. Kana – Ministry of Justice
Salihu L.A Alizaga – Ministry of Lands & Urban Development
Yusuf A. Turaki – Ministry of Local Govt, Community Dev & Chieftaincy Affairs
Halima A. Jabiru – Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Dev.
Philip Dada – Ministry of Works, Housing & Transport
Othman B. Adam – Ministry of Youth & Sports Development
Muhammad Abubakar Imam – Commissioner Special Duties and
Mohammed Bashir Aliyu – Commissioner Special Duties.