The Nigerian Government has made available the proposed amount it would be spending on meals and refreshments for the presidency in 2015. Punch report.
According to publication, the 2015 budget breakdown revealed not only the proposed amount for that of the presidency, but also the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, ministries of power and petroleum as well as their parastatals.
The budget was said to be N517.9m, and a provision of N174.54m was made for refreshments and meals for the State House in 2015.
However, a provision of N142.47m was made for 2015 for refreshments and meals for just he present alone. The Vice-President also has a provision of N25.58m made for meals and refreshments. However, while the State House Headquarters, Office of the President and the Vice President all have a combined budgetary provision of N342.59m for refreshments and meals, the 10 agencies under the presidency had a provision of just N67.4m for the same items.
They are the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals which has a provision of N8.49m; the Bureau for Public Enterprises, N14.72m; the National Emergency Management Agency,N14m; and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission N20m.
Others are the Bureau of Public Procurement, N5.52m; the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, N3.81m; and the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, N838,758.