Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Follow-Up: Federal ministry of agriculture to implement highest constituency projects in 2022

The federal ministry of agriculture and rural development (FMARD) is to implement 372 projects worth 28.69 billion naira worth of constituency projects allocated in the 2022 budget.

Technocrat Media, Abuja

The federal ministry of agriculture and rural development (FMARD) is to implement 372 projects worth 28.69 billion naira worth of constituency projects allocated in the 2022 budget.

According to an analysis by Connected Development (CODE), 107 out of the projects allocated to FMARD are for empowerment and training.

‘Empowerment and training projects’ are categorised as soft projects which FollowTheProjects and Tracka have raised alarms that soft projects are difficult to monitor and track—saying lawmakers and MDAs might be using them as conduit-pipe to divert public resources.   

The 2022 budget for zonal intervention projects (ZIPs) also known as “Constituency Projects” shows that a total of 1710 projects amounting to 100 billion naira have been budgeted to be executed across the 36 states of the federation, including the federal capital territory (FCT).  

ZIPs are projects nominated by the 360 members of the house of representatives and the 109 members of the Senate—making the national assembly (NASS). 

Analysis of the nominations shows that NASS members allocated the largest amount to FMARD which is to implement 28.7% of the budget, which amounted to—N28.69 billion.

The second largest is followed by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) with 14%—which amounted to N13.69 billion while the Federal Ministry of Science & Technology comes third with 10.94%— which amounted to about N11 billion.

Source: Connected Development (CODE)

The SGF is to implement 257 projects while the federal ministry of labour & employment is to implement 213 projects.

Other high allocations include that of the federal ministry of labour & employment with N10.1 billion representing 10.11%; the federal ministry of industry, trade & investment with N6 billion representing 6.08%; and the federal ministry of water resources with N6 billion representing 6.05% allocations respectively.

The federal ministries of education, health, and women’s affairs got the lowest allocations of 5.4%, 2.1%, and 1.2% respectively. 

Excellent journalism is expensive. It is only the same that can help to build our society and country to entrench good governance, and development and ensure justice for all.

We need your support for investigative findings and special reports to demand accountable and transparent government. DONATE today to help us stay relevant to serve your quest for accurate and authentic stories.

DONATE TO 0450702364, naira OR 0657626454, USD – GTBANK


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Like Our Facebook Page

You May Also Like


Nigeria’s leading civil society organizations—Accountability Lab Nigeria, BudgIT, Civic Hive, and PROMAD—have launched a campaign calling on citizens to actively advocate for a comprehensive...


An observer group, Connected Development (CODE) and its media partners said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented results where elections didn’t hold in...


Connected Development (CODE), a leading civil society organisation has selected five Nigerian youth climate activists who are being sponsored to participate at the 2022...


Hamzat Lawal, founder of Follow The Money and chief executive of Connected Development (CODE) has declared his intention to play partisan politics going forward.


BudgIT Foundation and Connected Development (CODE), two Nigerian prominent civic-tech non-governmental organisations say they are set to implement the second phase of the COVID-19...


BudgIT, a civic tech organisation working on raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement, and accountability in Nigeria's public finance has called for a...