Hon. Isaac Kamalu – Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning (RVS-MBEP)

Mission

TO INSTITUTIONALISE A STATISTICAL AND EVIDENCE-BASED, PARTICIPATORY PLANNING PROCESS THAT GUARANTEES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ACHIEVE A SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT THROUGH BUDGETARY CONTROL, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Vision

  1. TO PROVIDE STATISTICAL DATA AND INFORMATION NEEDS OF RIVERS STATE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN A PROACTIVE, COORDINATED AND WELL MANAGED SYSTEM, USING INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES.
  2. TO ENSURE AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE THROUGH EFFECTIVE PLANNING AND BUDGETARY PROCESS.

Brief History

The Rivers State Ministry of Budget and Economic planning (RVS_MBEP)was created by the administration of Dr. Peter Odili in June 2003 out of the old Ministry of Finance and Economic planning.

  1. MIKE EJIMS ENWUKWE (JP) FNIIS ————— 2003 – 2007.
  2. BONIFACE EMERENGWA ———————29TH MAY – 25TH OCT. 2007.
  3. GEORGE D.N. FEYII ———————————– 2007 – 2009.
  4. GOGO LEVI CHARLES (FCIA) ———————- 2009 – 2015.
  5. HON. ISAAC KAMALU ——————————– 2015 – DATE.

Objectives of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning

  1. TO ENSURE THE EXISTENCE OF A ROBUST STATISTICAL DELIVERY SYSTEM COVERING ORGANIZATIONAL, HUMAN, INFRASTRUCTURAL AND ICT DEVELOPMENT TO BRING ABOUT IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY AND OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE.
  2. TO PROVIDE THE STATE WITH WELL ARTICULATED LONG, MEDIUM AND SHORT-TERM DEVELOPMENT PLANS BASED ON TIMELY AND RELIABLE DATA;
  3. TO GUIDE AND COORDINATE ALL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN THE STATE INCLUDING COLLABORATIONS WITH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, DONOR AGENCIES, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs) AND OTHER MDAs AT STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.
  4. TO ENSURE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS THROUGH REGULAR MONITORING AND EVALUATION.
  5. TO CREATE A VIRILE AND DIVERSIFIED STATE ECONOMY THAT WOULD ENSURE FULL PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CREATE JOBS FOR THE TEEMING POPULATION OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.
  6. TO INSTIL DISCIPLINE IN THE STATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ADMINISTRATION FOR AN ENHANCED ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH BUDGETARY CONTROLS

Pictures of Notable Events

Joint posture heads of activity executing agencies (AEAS), with joint mid-term review team of World bank, EU and FGN during their visit to Rivers State.

Joint mid-term review team at the Rivers State Ministry of Education with respect to TVAT component of Seefor Project

Mr. Ismaila Ceesay, World Bank task team leader addressing members of the joint mid-term review team in port harcourt

Mr. Felix .O. Odungweru (Permanent secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning) addressing participants at the joint mid-term review meeting of the World Bank, European Union, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Rivers State Seefor Project Steering Committee in Port Harcourt