In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, August, 2020

There Will Be No New Tasks In Nigeria In 2021- FG

There Will Be No New Projects In Nigeria In 2021- FG


Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Ministries, departments and businesses (MDAs) have been directed to not make plans for brand new initiatives in 2021 by the federal authorities.

The directive which was conveyed in a 2021 Funds Name Round issued by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Funds and Nationwide Planning, got here forward of the preparation of subsequent 12 months’s price range estimates.

Nigerian Tribune reported that the round signed by the minister of finance Zainab Ahmed, learn;

“The thrust of the FGN’s capital expenditure programme in 2021 would be the completion of as many ongoing initiatives as potential, slightly than beginning new initiatives. Thus, MDAs are hereby suggested that new initiatives won’t be admitted into the capital price range for 2021 except ample provision has been made for the completion of all.”

The round which disclosed that there shall be no personnel price range for MDAs which are but to be on the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System (IPPIS), additionally warned towards inclusion of recurrent expenditure, car and furnishings allowance. It’s also anticipated that there shall be restriction on personnel travelling and coaching within the coming 12 months.

It added;

“It’s anticipated that every one MDAS have now complied with Presidential directive to enrol on the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System (IPPIS). MDAS not vet on IPPIS won’t be offered for within the personnel price range for 2021.

“MDAs are enjoined to limit their travels, coaching and capability growth programmes to areas throughout the nation and as near their workplace areas as potential. International travels and coaching must be restricted to distinctive circumstances, and with crucial approvals in accordance with extant authorities coverage.

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“Thus, all MDAs are required to work inside their 2020 overhead ceilings for the aim of making ready their 2021 Overhead price range submissions.

“Besides the place completely important to the functioning of respective MDAs, proposals akin to expenditure on autos, furnishing, building/buy of workplace or residential buildings and equipping of non-critical workplaces won’t be accommodated within the 2021 price range.

“The Funds Workplace shall reallocate any such provisions to capital initiatives inside/exterior the MDA because it deems acceptable.”

Stimulation of the economic system to stop enterprise collapse and guaranteeing liquidity, job creation, endeavor growth-enhancing and job-creating infrastructural investments in roads, bridges, solar energy, and communications applied sciences; selling manufacturing and native manufacturing in any respect ranges and advocate using Made-in-Nigeria items and companies; and increasing safety to the poor and different weak teams, together with girls and individuals dwelling with disabilities, by way of pro-poor spending, have been listed as a number of the federal authorities’s priorities in 2021.

It was additional gathered that prominence can be accorded to human capital growth, particularly well being, training and social inclusion in useful resource allocation.

The round added;

“MDAs ought to think about the 2023 Medium Time period insurance policies/methods contained within the 2021 Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Technique Paper (MTEF/FSP) which is the FGN’s pre-budget assertion.

“The price range shall be ready utilizing the Zero-Primarily based Budgeting (ZBB) method and according to the federal government’s coverage thrust, as articulated within the Nigeria Financial Sustainability Plan (NESP).”


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