The Minister said in the financial performance of the 2017 budget, the sector generated N500, 000 through its agencies which accrued from tender fee only which had been remitted to the Consolidate Revenue Fund. He said for the 2018 Appropriation Bill, the sum of N3, 180,947, 378 was provided for personnel emoluments in 2018 for both culture and information sector.
“For overhead, the sum of N880, 507,008 was provided under overhead expenses in 2018 for both culture and information sector.
“For Capital. A total sum of N810, 510,582 has been proposed in 2018 as capital expenditure under the culture sector while the sum of N496, 678,615 was proposed for both information and culture out of the total budgeted sum of N2, 606,551,260.
“Under 2017 Appropriation Act, the ministry was allocated the sum of N50 million for the equipping of the centres. In this regard contract has been awarded for the equipping of the newly completed centre in Badagry.
“In order to enhance the image of Nigeria abroad, aid cultural diplomacy efforts as well as increase foreign allies the sum of N35 million was appropriated in 2017 for the operation and maintenance of the cultural centres abroad,” Mohammed stated.