Presidency To Spend N402.2m On Maintenance Of Generators, Furniture, Others; N3.087bn On Travels

Presidency to spend N402.2m on maintenance of generators, furniture, others; N3.087bn on travels

File: President Buhari and Prof. Osinbajo at the independence anniversary celebration in Abuja

Going by what’s in the 2022 budget, the seat of power will spend N402.2 million on maintenance of office equipment, furniture, buildings, vehicles, generators and others.

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are to spend N3. 087 billion on travels within and outside the country this year.

According to the details of the 2022 Federal Government budget, which was signed into law by the President on Friday last week, the President plans to spend N2. 309 billion on travels, while the vice President was allocated N778. 2 million for the same purpose.

The budget showed that the President would spend N1. 533 billion on his foreign travels and N775. 602 million locally.

Vice President Osinbajo is expected to spend N476 million on foreign travels and N301.964 million on his travels within the country.

Budgetary provisions for the president and his vice, captured above do not include the travels budget of N162. 253 million made for the State House Headquarters, which includes other workers in the seat of power.

It also showed that the President would spend N301 million on foods and catering, while his Honorarium and Sitting Allowance was allocated N174. 176 million.

His cost of utilities for the year was pegged at N503 million, covering electricity charges, telephone, internet access, water rates and sewage charges.

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