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BUDGET AND BUDGETARY CONTROL SYSTEM AS A TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE DECISION AND PLANNING (A CASE STUDY OF ETERNIT LTD, SAPELE)
Budget and budgetary control system as a tool for effective decision and planning in Nigeria recently starting receiving immense attention in most national dallies, since it was considered as one variable tool in improvement of a national economy. There has been some contribution and assertions in some parlance that for a firm or an organisation to increase in their capital income, it is imperative that individual or the organisation should maintain a budget and budgetary plans system. It was against this background that the Federal Government of Nigeria through the apex bank (CBN) constitutes the bankers committees to give the anticipated financial assistance to individual and organisation with sound business proposal, the formation of budget and budgetary control. This formation of budget and budgetary control was a modus operandi by Federal Government to improve the national economy through the encouragement of indigenous technology. The Federal Government was saddled with the responsibility of financing the budget and budgetary control system with low risk burden and favourable profit and returns
1.1 Background of the Study
It was due to the participation of the federal government that led to the establishment of various housing operation in Nigeria. Government participation in various housing corporation was due to take of adequate, guidelines and unnecessary high expectation of both public and the government. However, this housing corporation despite the clamor for housing for all vision 2010” (Below year 2010) by government has not been able to meet the high demand of housing in the federation.
The function of the company includes, to acquire, develop, hold, manage, sell lease or led to persons or companies, land, landed properties, residential, houses, officer and industrial buildings within and outside the state.
However, the following are the activities carried out by the company.
Acquisition and development of land or states.
Acquisition, construction and maintenance of repairs of any structure, plant or machinery necessary or desirable for the provision of electricity or connection with any building owned, constructed or managed by the company. Establishment and over securing of any subside ring that may carry out any special programmed building project or needing specialized services in building industries.
Mortgaging and changing any of the real estate properties acquired and to issued out per or at perineum or discount mortgage debenture redeemable or payment or collectable to further secure any securities of the company by trust and deed or other assurance of road, scheme. Provision and maintenance of road, footway, bridges, drain, water courses, open space public amenities for or in connection with the housing estate owned.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
Shelter amongst the three basic need of human beings, world over, remain a crucial need for the security and protection of life from external of internal attacks of all sort.
More so, the need to own and the provision of b=human houses to its citizens is a great challenges both to the individuals and government of any county.
However, the building industry or sector is basically that of services whether state or federal housing authority which consequently requires relevant current and effective budgetary. Control strategies that would sustain the surenial of the industry as well as making it profitable. However, the DDPA as a state government owned aim is focused to make sure the problem associated with housing by the people of delta state totally reduce, managed and it possible eradicated.
The firm is faced with problem of improper management and lack of proper financial which has left its official to retort to corruption with nonstandard illegal structure taking away that of its capital “Asaba” and other major towns in the State.
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The aims and objective of the researcher on the study is to carry out an investigation and to examine the problem of budgetary deviation in Eternit ltd Sapele with the view to see how the adoption of budgetary control, contribute to its growth thus, the aims and objective of study are;
- To examine the problem of budgetary deviation in the organization with the view to see how the adoption of budgetary control contribute to its growth.
- To study budgeting and budgetary control and the adoption in government organization and parastals with particular reference to DDPA with the aim of pointing out the factors militating against the growth and development of the company.
- To show how budget and budgeting control techniques are use as tools for management efficiency.
- To show how budget and budgetary control techniques are used as tools for management efficiency.
1.4 Significance of the Study
Budget and budgetary control techniques are important aspect of any business as it guarantees that in the event of financial losses in expenditure over estimated revenue, the need for budgetary control devices play a significant role to enable the firm meet up with it services operations by the proper identification of the bottlenecks that can march the survival of such business.
However, the identification of budget and budgetary control problems that have stood against the progress of the “DDPA” with reference to the building sector” in Nigeria will serve as a to all interested parties. The outcome of this work shall be beneficial to the public as it shall be used as a reference point and source of information for others who will have need for further studies in other area that may not be covered by this study.
1.5 Research Questions
- What advice would you wish to give the organization for the preparation, monitory and execution of budge and budgetary control?
- Does your organization operate a budget any control system?
- What is your assessment of the operation of the various types of budgets.
- Is your organization involve in budget preparation?
1.6 Scope/Delimitation of the Study
This has to do with Eternit Ltd Sapele and how budgets and budgetary control system has make the firm in spite of its short coming to maintain a standard and keep it growing against the imbalance and bottleneck which has crumbled most housing corporation today in Nigeria.
However, its noted, that, many firm has failed in their operation due to the fact that, motive are always centered on the profit maximization of its products without comparing cost sales of the previous year over subsequent .
1.7 Limitation of the Study
The research work is limited to Sapele. The company was selected for this work because it is the leading indigenous company in the stated ranked amongst the top five (5).
Time, finance and lack of adequate information were also limiting factors that did not make study more in-depth and wide it’s also a notable fact that the industry (building) in Nigeria is not given the proper relevance it deserves due to the prevailing harsh economy conditions.
1.8 Definition of Terms
- Client: Is the building owner and be undertakes to finance the project.
- Real Estate: All land together with improvement on land in form of residential properties, roads and different types of civil Engineering constructions like bridges, dam etc attached to land such as plants machinery and fixture.
- Management: Achieving slated objectives usually to produce good s and services by directing human and other resources toward ends objectives.
- System: An organized unitary whole, composed of two or more interdependent part, components or subsystem and delineated by identifiable boundaries from its environment supra system.
- Maintenance: Work undertaken in order to keep restore or improve every facilities.
- Committee: A group of people formally appointed and consider matters laid down by slated term of references.
- P.E.R: Performance evaluation report
- HOD’s: Heads of Departments
- Housing Scheme: A programme set up to provide accommodation for people at no cost or lower cost with a view of not making profit.
- Housing estate: An area in which a number of houses for living in, are planned and built at the same –time.
- I.C.M.A.: Institute of cost and management accounting.
- S.A.S.S: Site and services scheme
- Renovate: Restore old building to good condition
- D.D.P.A.: Delta State Development and property Authority.
- D.D. P.A.: Delta State Development and Property Authority.
- S.B.U.: Strategic business units.