Budget: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N3.3bn on foreign, local trips

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice - President Yemi Osinbajo will spend a total of N 3.327 bn on foreign and local trips in 2020

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The figure is contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The item was tagged Travel and Transport (General ) under State House (President ) and State House ( Vice- President).
In the 2019 Budget , a total of N 1 . 3 bn was allocated for the foreign and local trips of the President and the Vice -President . While N 1 bn was allocated to the President , N 301 . 03m was allocated to the Vice - President .
A breakdown of the N 3 . 327 bn allocated to travels for the two officials in 2020 shows that Buhari will spend N 2 . 526 bn on his trips while Osinbajo will spend N 801 m on his trips .
A further breakdown shows that Buhari ’ s foreign trips will gulp N 1 . 751 bn while N 775 . 6 m will be spent on his local trips for the year .
In the case of Osinbajo , his foreign trips will cost the nation N 517 m while his local trips will cost N 283 . 97m .
The figures are outside the N 182 . 25m allocated for travels and transport in the budget of the State House Headquarters.
Foodstuffs for President , Vice -President to gulp N 149m
Also in the bill, a total of N 149 m was allocated for foodstuffs and catering material supplies for both Buhari and Osinbajo .
While the President is expected to spend N 98. 3 m on the item , N 50. 88m was budgeted for Osinbajo .
Apart from the N 149 m foodstuffs and catering material supplies bill, the two government officials will also spend N 43 . 916 m on refreshment and meal.
The President will spend N 25. 652 m on the item while the Vice - President will spend N 18. 264 m on the same item .
This is apart from the N 135 . 668 m budgeted for the same refreshment and meal in the budget of the State House Headquarters. For honorarium and sitting allowance , both of them will spend N 184 .438m

 


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