The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM),
Uromi, a Federal polytechnic, is one of the Federal Government agencies.
The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM), Uromi, a Federal polytechnic, is one of the Federal Government agencies.
The Nigerian Government has methods for funding Federal Agencies which can be seemingly convoluted to the casual observer. Appropriation is when an amount of money is set aside for specific purposes. The Federal Government appropriates funds in order to meet the essential needs of its agencies. In Nigeria, appropriations from the Federal Government are decided by the National Assembly through various committees. Appropriations tell us how money is being allocated each year through the Federal Government Budget. This is done each year to enable the government to allocate funds to various programmes and agencies. The Federal Government agencies or MDAs prepare a budget every year which is an estimate or projection of expenditure of that MDA and all are aggregated and submitted to the National Budgeting Office which also scrutinise the budget and compile the various MDAs’ budget. The budget is further submitted to the National Assembly which carries out appropriation through its various committees after the MDAs defend their budget. An appropriation is known as a supply bill or spending bill and is a proposed law that authorises the expenditures of the Federal Government and its agencies.
The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM), Uromi, a Federal polytechnic, is one of the Federal Government agencies which carry-out expenditure projection (budgeting) or estimation every year which is submitted and presented to the National Assembly through its committee on appropriation yearly. However, these processes are faced with rigorous activities, challenges and shortfalls from the appropriation processes in each year in terms of budget performance. The Federal Government Appropriations made provisions for capital projects development, overhead or running costs and personnel emolument. The projects carried out through the utilisation of Federal appropriation are summarised as follows:
Federal Ministry of Education 2014 Take-off Fund
- Development of Institute Master Plan
- Renovation of Electronic Classroom/laboratory
- Procurement of laboratory/Workshop equipment
- Furnishing and air-conditioning of offices and laboratories
- Purchase of a 12-seater Nissan bus
The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM), Uromi, has benefitted from External Governmental Agencies Interventions
The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM), Uromi, over the years have been able to benefit from external government agencies interventions such as the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), Ecological Fund Office and Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN)
We secured through USPF, the Tertiary Institutions Knowledge Centre (TIKC) fully equipped with 50 computers, ICT equipment, 7.5KVA inverter with backup batteries and fibre optic internet connectivity by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) at the Institute’s temporary site.
USPF TIKC Project (2015)
The National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (NICTM), Uromi, has benefitted from its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Sources
The Institute has its own articulated means of revenue generation to support the statutory subvention from the Federal Government, student fees payment and TETFund Interventions in an endeavour to improve the financial state of the Institute. These Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) endeavours includes:
NICTM is a consultant to constituencies/Zonal Intervention Projects across States in the country.
- NICT Staff School (NSS)
- Poly Demonstration Secondary School (PDSS)
- Skills Acquisition Programmes
- NICTM Water
NICTM has participated in various collaborative projects from individuals, professional associations, and organisations in the past and is still anticipating more in the near future. A few are:
The Honourable Sergius Ogun’s foundation collaborated with the Institute and sponsored collections of Esan indigenes in various certificate programmes in 2015. This programme was aimed at empowering Esan youths in skills acquisition that will make them self-reliant. This was achieved through the sponsorship of over 137 candidates who were successfully trained and certified with the Institute’s short term certificate programmes.
Nigerian Air Force
Coursera for Campus
The importance of the relationship between NICTM and the Uromi community cannot be overemphasised
There have been cordial relationships between NICTM and the community
This relationship is exemplified in the involvement of the community in the donation of land for the permanent site measuring 1.7km by 1.7km (approximately 300 hectare) by the Onojie of Uromi, HRM Zaiki Anslem Edenojie II.
This cordial relationship was demonstrated again with the donation of a 14-seater Hiace bus by Engr. Senator Clifford Odia, the donation of 10 units of computer systems by Barr. Emmanuel Ogbebor, and the donation of five signposts to the Institute to enhance publicity for the Institute by the Amedokhian community.
Again, the Uromi Like Minds Initiative, an indigenous NGO, gave five students drawn from different departments, scholarships of One hundred thousand naira each on the 13th of November, 2021. This award was given on the basis of merit as the awardees/recipients were undoubtedly the best in the five affected departments.
As part of giving back to the community, we also constituted a committee of staff to go around a number of schools within the Uromi environ to educate students on career choices and development as relates to construction, engineering and technology-based careers, and also the place of their generation in the development of the community, the state and the nation at large.