2018 Budget: Buhari, Osinbajo To Spend Over N2.5 Billion On Cars, Travels

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According to details of the proposed 2018 budget released by the budget office of the federation, President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to spend N1.001 billion on travels in 2018 – N751.3 million for international travels, and N250.02 million for local travels.

Premium Times reports that the budget shows that another N907 million would be spent on a phased acquisition of new vehicles and spare parts in the presidential fleet during the year.

The president is also expected to spend another N83. 77 million on tyres for bullet proof vehicles, plain Toyota cars, close circuit vehicles, platform trucks, Land Cruiser and Prado jeeps, Hilux, Peugeot 607, ambulances and other utility and operational vehicles.

As for the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the sum of N301.04 million was budgeted on general travel for his office – N217.06 million for international travel and N83.97 million for local travel.

The budget sets aside N986.91 million for “miscellaneous” expenses in the State House, while general utility services will gulp N476.87 million. Electricity charge is N274.79 million and N67.11 million is for internet.

Other major spending for the president’s office are N4.86 billion for “annual routine maintenance of mechanical/electrical installations” and N1.03 billion for the State House Medical Centre.

Outstanding liabilities on routine maintenance and other services will receive N565.65 million.

Overall, the State House which comprises the president and vice president’s offices, and state house administration, will spend N11.545 billion by the State House.

Meanwhile, the whole proposed spendings are subject to National Assembly approval.



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