- Some states of the federation have been given special recognition due to their budgets
- Akwa Ibom state was in the list of the best performing states in a transparency survey
- The report noted that some states, including Akwa Ibom, have improved the robustness of the procurement processes
Akwa Ibom has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-national budget transparency survey.
The survey which was conducted by the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) to ascertain the level of budget performance by states of the federation revealed that Akwa Ibom and four other states topped the budget performance index for the year, 2020.
The Nigerian States Budget Transparency Survey Report also revealed that Akwa Ibom and some other states have significantly improved budget transparency and participation, and have improved the robustness of the procurement process.
The survey report which was made available to the public by the Executive Director, CIRDDOC Nigeria, Ral Nwankwao-Obioha, indicates that:
“Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Kaduna, and Ondo states each scored above 60 percent, meaning they provided significant budget information, spaces for public participation throughout the budget process, and information on procurement.”
In her address, the executive director of CIRDDOC Nigeria, Mrs. Ral Nwankwo-Obioha said the objective of the report is to compare the degree of budget transparency across states, promote international best practices with regards to budgeting and budget process in the states.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Akwa Ibom state government recently secured the final approval for the commencement of the Ibom Deep Seaport project.
The approval of the project by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, signalled the completion of a series of approvals for the prime A¹ project which has outlasted two previous administrations.
The governor listed the Ibom Deep Seaport and the Ikot Oku Ikono flyover as some of the projects he hopes to complete before 2023.