• 33 states can’t pay salaries – BudgIT

    33 states can’t pay salaries – BudgIT

    BudgIT, a data-simplifying civic organisation has said 33, out of the 36 states of the Federation, are unable to fulfill recurrent obligations.

    In 2015, BudgIT said only 19 states were in that situation.

    Before President Muhammad Buhari’s administration officially declared Nigeria in a recession, few months ago,  17 states were reportedly able to meet up with recurrent needs, but, according to BudgIT’s report, only three states can now meet recurrent obligations.

    A report released by the organisation titled ‘State of States’ showed that […]

  • NPA, BudgIT sign deal on budget implementation

    NPA, BudgIT sign deal on budget implementation

    According to reports, the Nigerian Ports Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BudgIT Information Technology Network to open up its budget for the public.

    The General Manager, Public Affairs, Chief Michael Ajayi, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said the MoU would promote transparency and accountability.

    The Managing Director of NPA, Ms. Hadiza Usman, said the partnership became necessary for the development of an open budget system platform and implementation of a public data dissemination programme.

    She said that this […]

  • BudgIT faults Buhari’s ‘change starts with me’ campaign

    BudgIT faults Buhari’s ‘change starts with me’ campaign

    An anti-corruption organisation, BudgIT, has questioned the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly inaugurated campaign which is tagged, ‘Change Begins With Me.’

    Buhari had, on Thursday, said before Nigerians demand to see the changes he promised them during the 2015 election, they must first change their own attitude by shunning corruption and other social vices.

    However, BudgIT, which advocates transparency in governance, said in a Facebook post that the President could not demand a change from Nigerians when his government had failed […]