Consultants and professionals to raise 8.9 billion naira from MDAs in 2022


Consultants and service professionals are expected to raise at least 8.9 billion naira from services to federal government ministries, departments and agencies in 2022.

Services include financial advice, information technology advice, legal services, engineering services, medical advice, among others.

This is according to an analysis of data obtained from the MDA’s 2022 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

The amount may be more than 8.9 billion naira, however, as some government agencies, such as the Nigerian Customs Service, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Railway Corporation and the Securities Exchange Council did not include their allocations for these services.

However, some of the MDAs with a budget for such services are represented in this report.

The headquarters of the Ministry of Justice has the largest proposal, with more than N2 billion budgeted for counseling and professional services. Most of it goes to legal services, with 3.5 million naira for IT consulting.

The National Social Investment Office has the second most important proposal. It budgeted 1.5 billion naira for advisory and professional services, including 900 million naira for financial advice, 388.9 million naira for information technology consultancy, 100 million naira for services. legal and 100 million naira for surveying services.

State House Headquarters budgeted N40.4 million for advisory and professional services, including N33.3 million for financial advice and Naira 7.1 million for legal services.

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru budgeted N54 million for advisory and professional services, including N45 million for financial advice and N9 million for legal services.

The State Enterprise Office budgeted 62 million naira for advisory and professional services, including 49.3 million naira for financial advice, 3.6 million naira for information technology consultancy and 9.1 million million naira for legal services.

According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, counseling and professional services will swallow up 327.2 million naira. This includes 5.4 million naira for financial advice, 300.3 million naira for legal services and 21.5 million naira for auditing.

The Public Procurement Office budgeted 131 million naira for advisory and professional services, including 46.4 million naira for financial advice, 22.6 million naira for information technology consultancy and 62 million naira. naira for legal services.

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative budgeted 52.9 million naira for advisory and professional services, of which 34.2 million naira for financial advice and 18.7 million naira for legal services.

For the Defense Headquarters, consultancy and professional services will swallow up 62.5 million naira. This includes N2.1m for financial advice, N2.2m for information technology advice, N8.2m for legal services, N40m for engineering services and N10m for medical advice.

For the Nigerian Air Force, advisory and professional services will swallow 138.6 million naira. This includes N54m for financial advice, N29.5m for information technology advice, N7m for legal services, N14.5m for engineering services, N7.8m for architectural services, N7.8m for surveying services and N18m for medical advice.

Defense missions have budgeted N41.7 million for advisory and professional services, which includes N41.3 million for information technology consultancy and N400,000 for legal services.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hqtrs budgeted 121.2 million naira for advisory and professional services, which included 5.7 million naira for financial advice, 105 million naira for information technology consultancy and 10.5 million naira for legal services.

The Ministry of Information and Culture has budgeted 22.4 million naira for counseling and professional services. This includes N3m for financial advice, N9.3m for information technology advice and N10.1m for legal services.

For the Federation’s Auditor General, consulting and professional services will swallow N302.5 million. This includes N 278.5 million for financial advice, N 2.6 million for legal services, N 10.1 million for federation account auditing and N 11.3 million for medical advice. .

For police training and commands, advisory and professional services will consume 125.6 million naira. This includes N20.8m for financial advice, N8.9m for information technology advice, N67.2m for legal services, N12.3m for engineering services, N8.2m for architectural services and N8 .2m for surveying services.

For the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, advisory and professional services will consume N 226 million. This includes N151.4m for financial advice, N54.5m for legal services and N20m for auditing.

The National Intelligence Agency has budgeted 125 million naira for advisory and professional services. This includes N 31.8 million for IT consulting, N 29.1 million for legal services, N 13.8 million for engineering services, N 22.4 million for legal services. architectural services, N 20.8 million for surveying services and N 7.1 million for medical advice.

The Federal Road Safety Commission budgeted 159.5 million naira for advisory and professional services, of which 39.5 million naira for financial advice and 120 million naira for legal services.

The headquarters of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning budgeted 127.6 million naira for advisory and professional services. These are N95.5 million for financial advice, N13.5 million for information technology consultancy, N13.6 million for legal services and N5 million for services. engineering.

According to the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Related Offenses, counseling and professional services will consume 159.3 million naira.

This includes N25.2m for financial advice, N33.9m for information technology advice, N80.2m for legal services, N10m for engineering services and N10m for surveying services.

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