NIGER DELTA BUDGET MONITORING GROUP
Transparency & Justice

  • Overview of Niger Delta

    OVERVIEW OF THE NIGER DELTA REGION The Niger Delta, the delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, is a very densely p...
  • Broadening Technical Partnership on Shadow Budget to Kebetkache Through F4DN's Stakeholders

    Broadening Technical Partnership on Shadow Budget to Kebetkache Through F4DN's Stakeholders
  • Training for Government MDAs on Resource Governance and Participatory Budget Process for Effective Service Delivery at Sub-National Level.

  • Training Officials of Local Government Areas on Gender Responsive Budgeting

    Training Officials of Local Government Areas on Gender Responsive Budgeting
  • Civil Society Election Observation

    Civil Society Election Observation
  • Catching them Young

    NDEBUMOG works to deepen public expenditure tracking capacity early in life of teenage students.
  • Partnership with EITI

    Partnership with EITI
  • Imbibing Anti-corruption Values on Young Graduates

    Imbibing Anti-corruption Values on Young Graduates
  • F4D I Stakeholders' Engagement on Needs Assessment and Shadow Budgeting

    F4D I Stakeholders' Engagement on Needs Assessment and Shadow Budgeting
  • Strategic Learning 4 Worldwide Influencing

    Strategic Learning 4 Worldwide Influencing
  • Working with the Young Generation

    NDEBUMOG carries the young generation along to develop their capacity in demanding fiscal discipline in public expenditure.
  • Training of Women on Livelihood Through Shadow Budget

    Training of Women on Livelihood Through Shadow Budget
  • Mobilizing Women for Communal Accountability

    Mobilizing Women for Communal Accountability
  • Facilitating Training for Democracy Monitors

    Facilitating Training for Democracy Monitors
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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Niger Delta area in Nigeria was, for centuries, before the 1950s, a zone of peace and an environment of easy, leisurely life, as well as merry living. It was a region with an abundance of livelihood opportunities for its inhabitants. Today, however, it is described, in some quarters, as a “boiling point”. It has become the epicenter of conflicts, corruption and other crimes. It is the hub of all sorts of illegal trafficking—in crude oil, in arms and ammunition, in drugs, and even in human beings. It is, in short, the hotbed of insecurity and instability. The previously friendly natural environment of the region has been polluted,

degraded, destroyed and, therefore, become hostile to human, animal and plant habitation, existence or survival. Livelihood opportunities in the region are now few and far between. And human life in the region is nasty and short.  

Yet, paradoxically, the Niger Delta is, in fact, naturally, a locale of abundance. It is rich in natural resources: luxuriant mangrove forests, a variety of fishes, arable land, and immense amount of hydrocarbon deposits. Its peoples, owing to the region’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, were among the earliest beneficiaries of western education in Nigeria and many of them are highly educated. The earliest Nigerian training colleges and secondary schools were established in the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta is also financially wealthy: in terms of resource revenue derived from it and used to swell the national coffers and also in respect of public revenue flowing into it from the national treasury. The Niger Delta is by far much better off than most other regions of Nigeria. To cap it all up, there is no dearth of development and financial plans in the region. From the famous 15- Year Niger Delta Development Master Plan, constructed with the support of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), through the Annual Budgets of the Ministry of the Niger Delta, the Annual Budgets of the State Governments in the region, and the Annual Budgets of the Local Governments in the region, one would expect to see a spectacular rate of development in the region. But is that the reality in contemporary Niger Delta?

This important question is what the book, THE BUDGET TRUTH, sets out to answer. Emanating from the productive mills of the research industry of the Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group (NDEBUMOG), the book is a priceless mine of empirical data and insightful analysis. Its sixteen chapters contain invaluable knowledge on methods of impact analysis, proportions of capital projects, in the region, completed, uncompleted, on-going and with unascertained status, and recommendations on how to solve the problems thrown up by the study on effective budgeting and budget implementation. 

The report encapsulated into this book is divided into 16 chapters. The first chapter captures the background of the Niger Delta Question, which brought to bear, the quest for the development of the region, and the realities for fiscal accountability, which are quite essential for the region, since trillions of Naira in allocations have so far not transformed the region. Other chapters are interesting for any reader. On 19 July 2014, the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) forwarded a proposal for the SDGs to the Assembly. The proposal contained 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. On 4th of December 2014, the UN General Assembly accepted the Secretary-General's Synthesis Report which stated that the agenda for the post-2015 SDG process would be based on the OWG proposals. This Book shows the connection between budget monitoring, vis a vis budget tracking, with sustainable development. Within the SDGs, these facts are well amplified repeatedly in aspects of inclusiveness, a fact, further reinforced along the targets. Inclusiveness is one of the most lacking credentials of Africa’s democracies, including Nigeria. Participatory budget is part of inclusive governance with certain precepts, which includes but is not limited to: access to information, transparency, accountability, fiscal justice and inclusion, gender equity and several elements of social accountability, which have all been gulped down by corruption. The SDGs and the role of the civil society towards attainment of it by 2030 form the opening chapter for this Book.

The issues of transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, along with addressing fiscal injustices in the region, must be tackled before this development can become a reality, hence, the existence of the Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group, as a regional organization, which exists to bridge the gaps.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL BOOK ON THROUGH THIS LINK: http://www.nigerdeltabudget.org/Budget%20Truth%20(FINAL)%20WEB.pdf

 

  • USING THE BUDGET AS A TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INEQUALITY +

    By Dr. George-Hill Anthony- Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, NIGER DELTA BUDGET MONITORING GROUP Inequality can be defined as lack of equality among people, race or class of interest. Further, Read More
  • COMMUNIQUÉ COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO - DAY TRAINING OF CIVIL SOCIETY STAKEHOLDERS ON BUDGET MONITORING AND BASIC ECONOMIC LITERACY AT UM-NEAK HOTELS LTD, PLOT 9, BLOCK A OKON UDOH STREET, BY VAL ATTAH CRESCENT, OSONGAMA ESTATE, UYO AKWA IBOM +

    PREAMBLES A two - day workshop on training of civil society stakeholders on budget monitoring and basic economic literacy, organised by NDEBUMOG in conjunction with OXFAM in Nigeria on Thursday Read More
  • COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS AT THE GRASSROOTS FOR FISCAL INFLUENCING AND RESPONSIVE GOVERNANCE, HELD AT UM-NEAK HOTELS LTD, PLOT 9, BLOCK A OKON UDOH STREET, BY VAL ATTAH CRESCENT, OSONGAMA ESTATE, UYO AKWA IBOM S +

    INTRODUCTION The Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group in collaboration with Oxfam in Nigeria organized a training workshop on Strategic Partnership for influencing through the Theory of Change (TOC) model Read More
  • Anti-corruption activists warn against ‘shadow boxing’ between Magu, AGF Malami +

    Some anti-corruption campaigners on Sunday warned against a feud between the acting chairman of the anti-graft EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The Read More
  • EXCLUSIVE: Some 2017 budget provisions violate the constitution, says Fashola +

    Babatunde Fashola, minster of power, works and housing, says there are aspects of the 2017 appropriation act that violate the constitution, suggesting that the judiciary may have to explain Read More
  • Nigerian govt to terminate six abandoned projects in Niger Delta +

    The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has concluded arrangements to terminate about six abandoned projects spread across the region with a view to enhance the development of the region. Read More
  • Does 2017 budget show FG’s commitment to diversification of economy? +

    We cannot continue to deceive ourselves as a nation and expect to make meaningful progress. This century is driven by the digital economy and knowledge industry. These two indexes Read More
  • COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE OF A TWO-DAY TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT MDAS ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, RESPONSIVE FISCAL GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATORY BUDGET PROCESS FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL +

    COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE OF A TWO-DAY TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT MDAS ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, RESPONSIVE FISCAL GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATORY BUDGET PROCESS FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL Read More
  • A PREPARED SPEECH THAT THE HON. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT (RT (HON) ROTIMI AMAECHI) NEVER HEARD… +

    PROTOCOLS: Thanks for granting us audience. We are here to share public interest information with you, Honourable Minister, as it relates to factors, which may determine your failure or Read More
  • Goodwill Message by Oxfam in Nigeria at the Training for Community Women and Men on Livelihood Needs Assessment, Budgeting, Taxation and Influencing, Holding at Gold Value Hotel, Upper Chime Avenue, Enugu, March 14-15, 2017 +

    Goodwill Message by Oxfam in Nigeria at the Training for Community Women and Men on Livelihood Needs Assessment, Budgeting, Taxation and Influencing, Holding at Gold Value Hotel, Upper Chime Read More
  • Oxfam’s Strategic Partnership Project-Financing for Development in Nigeria +

    Oxfam’s Strategic Partnership Project-Financing for Development in Nigeria Overview of Training for Community Women and Men on Needs Assessment, Livelihood, Budgeting, and Influencing for Enugu State This training seeks Read More
  • Civil Society Groups Demand Greater Senate Transparency, Accountability, Support In Anti-Corruption War +

    His Excellency President of the Senate National Assembly Complex Three Arms Zone Abuja Nigerians Demand Immediate Action on Transparency, Accountability and Your Support for the Fight Against Corruption The Read More
  • Open up NASS budget to public scrutiny, CSOs tell Saraki +

    OPEN UP NASS BUDGET TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY, CSOs TELL SARAKI A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) under the auspices of Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked Read More
  • COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO-DAY TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT MDAS ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, RESPONSIVE FISCAL GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATORY BUDGET PROCESS FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL +

    PREAMBLE: A two-day training workshop on Fiscal Processes and Inclusive Budget for Selected CSOs in Rivers, Delta, Enugu and Lagos State, was organized by Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group Read More
  • COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO-DAY TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT MDAS ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION, RESPONSIVE FISCAL GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATORY BUDGET PROCESS FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL +

    ORGANISED BY NIGER DELTA BUDGET MONITORING GROUP (NDEBUMOG) AT NIKE LAKE RESORT ENUGU, ENUGU STATE FROM NOVEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 01, 2016 Preamble: The two-day training for Government MDAs Read More
  • States urged to collaborate to tackle drop in revenue +

    State governments have been advised to consider the idea of collaborating especially at the regional levels to tackle the current sharp reduction in revenue occasioned by the drop in Read More
  • THE NIGER DELTA BUDGET MONITORING GROUP, UNVEILS NEW PUBLICATION, NAMED; THE BUDGET TRUTH! +

    ABOUT THE BOOK The Niger Delta area in Nigeria was, for centuries, before the 1950s, a zone of peace and an environment of easy, leisurely life, as well as Read More
  • Public procurement : Experts reject Buhari’s request for sweeping powers +

    • Call For Council Inauguration • Say No To Upward Review Of Contract Mobilisation Fee The need to insulate politicians in government from the award of juicy contracts to themselves, cronies Read More
  • 2016 FEDERAL APPROPRIATION FOR MINISTRY OF NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS AND MATTERS ARISING +

    2016 FEDERAL APPROPRIATION FOR MINISTRY OF NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS AND MATTERS ARISING Following the signing into law of the Federal Government’s Appropriation Act 2016 by President Mohammadu Buhari, we Read More
  • Group Urges Dogara to Resign As Speaker Of House Of Representatives. +

    Following the recent revelations of his involvement in the padding of the 2016 budget, the Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group (NDEBUMOG) has called on the speaker of the House Read More
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