The government of Plauteau State has reserved the sum of six hundred and six million for the payment of scholarship allowances to students studying overseas and within the country.
This is even as the government reduced the total amount allocated for the education sector from N12, 214, 36, 930.00 representing 17.94% in 2019 budget to the sum of N7, 712, 076, 677.00 representing 9.81% in the 2020 budget.
The government however, called on citizens of the state to cooperate with revenue authorities for the payment of taxes and levies in expectation for the implementation of 2020 budget.
The State Commissioner, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Sylvester Wallanko, made the allocation known while presenting the 2020 Budget break down at the Cabinet Office in Jos.
Government is highly determined to continue to maintain zero tolerance against corruption and mismanagement of state funds by ensuring financial discipline in all transactions as we key into the State’s Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability Program (SFTAS) of the World Bank and the Federal Government.