The Department of Budget and Planning under the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning is charged with the following statutory responsibilities: -
(a) Policy matters relating to Economic Planning and Development, at the State and Local Government levels;
(b) Preparation of Medium Term Development Plan,
(c) Preparation of Annual and Supplementary Budgets of Government which embody projects and programmes in accordance with the State Government Policy objectives;
(d) Monitoring the expenditures of Ministries/Departments and Parastatals including the Budget implementation guidelines in accordance with budget policies and magnitude;
(e) Advising on Authorization of Expenditure from Consolidated Revenue Fund, including Virement and Special Warrants;
(f) Monitoring of on-going projects in the Medium Term Plan to identify bottlenecks to plan implementation;
(g) Development of Economic and Social Statistics necessary for Planning and Development of the State;
(h) Data Bank and Information Management;
(i) Feasibility Studies, Policy Research and Analysis,
(j) Liaison and coordination with National Planning Commission through meetings of the Joint Planning Board, the National  Economic Council and the Conference of Commissioners responsible for Economic Development: and
(k) Coordinating Technical Assistance for bilateral and multilateral agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA and other development partners;

The Department consists of Eight (8) Directorates, namely;

  1. Administration and Supplies
  2. Budget
  3. Planning
  4. Statistics
  5. Finance
  6. Technical Aid
  7. Research
  8. Budget Monitoring and Evaluation

The Accounting Officer is the Permanent Secretary, responsible to the Honourable Commissioner. He is assisted by the Ministerial Secretary. Each Directorate is headed by a Director.