Plateau State is proposing a N6.6 million scholarship for students. This initiative underscores the state’s dedication to supporting its youth in pursuing higher education by alleviating the financial burdens associated with tuition fees.
The plateau state government has proposed exactly N606,770,000.00 for the payment of scholarship allowances to students studying in and out of the country.
This is even as the government decreased the entire amount allocated to the education sector from N12,214,36,930.00 representing 17.9 per cent in the budget for 2019 to N7,712,076,677.00 representing 9.81 per cent in the budget for 2020.
the government, however, called on the citizens of the state to cooperate with authorities under revenue department by paying their taxes and levies so that all expectations in the implementation of the 2020 budget could be achieved which will enable them pay the scholarship.
In addition to the ministry of education, culture and hospitality, which is one of the government focal points in receiving internally generated revenue, the amount of N337,900,000.00 representing 0.5 per cent of the total expenditure that is estimated at N177,340,521,774.00
Wallangko encouraged citizens to start paying their taxes, levies and other dues to enable the government to play their part as he said:
“A lot of funding is needed. As such, I implore on the good citizens of our dear state to cooperate with revenue authorities in the payment of their taxes and levies.
“Government is highly determined to continue to maintain zero tolerance for corruption and mismanagement of state resources 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.
“Government will maintain its stand on dealing decisively with any individual or group both in Public and Private Sectors that try to frustrate its efforts on revenue collection as we look inwards in other to be able to finance the budget.”