Nigeria: Over N41.06 Billion UBEC Fund Yet to Be Accessed – Executive Secretary

UBEC says the N41.06 billion is mendacity un-accessed regardless of the poor state of many major colleges throughout the nation.

The Govt Secretary of the Common Primary Schooling Fee (UBEC), Hamid Boboyyi, mentioned over N41.06 billion UBEC matching grants is mendacity un-accessed regardless of the poor state of many major colleges throughout the nation.

Mr Boboyyi disclosed this in Abuja , on Thursday, whereas presenting the 2020 Capital Price range Efficiency to the Senate Committee on Primary and Secondary Schooling.

Giving a breakdown of matching grant implementation by states since 2017, he mentioned whereas 32 states and the FCT applied the 2017 tasks, 4 states had but to do this.

The chief secretary listed the 4 states as Anambra, Imo, Kaduna and Kwara.

He additionally mentioned 30 states and the FCT applied matching grants tasks in 2018, however six states – Anambra, Imo, Kaduna, Kwara, Ogun and Plateau – had but to implement them.

“Eight states have applied the 2019 matching grants tasks, 28 states and FCT have but to implement them. In 2020, no state applied the matching grants tasks,” he mentioned.

Mr Bobboyi additional defined that states had but to entry the 2020 grants as a result of it was solely opened for entry in the direction of the top of the 12 months.

He mentioned over N29.75 billion was obtained by the fee, representing 99.92 per cent as at December 31, 2020, whereas contracts price over N27.57 billion had been awarded for the two,895 constituency tasks.