21. In consideration of the role of the public service as the engine room for development, my administration has set up various committees within the last 18 months of its existence in order to revive the public service for effective delivery. As a follow-up to that, the State Government will engage relevant stakeholders to improve the capacity of civil servants. Accordingly, the sum of 250 million is earmarked for that purpose.
22. Additionally and most importantly, the Office of the Head of Service will be constructed at Jibril Yakubu Secretariat and the sum of 500 million naira has been allocated for the purpose in the 2021 fiscal year.
23. It is against the foregoing background that the 2021 budget was designed. The budget has carefully taken into account the State of the economy and therefore places greater emphasis on the continuation of the many projects and programmes started in 2020.