PRESIDENCY TO SPEND N4.5BN ON ALLOWANCES, TRAVELS IN 2021

Written by on January 21, 2021

THE PRESIDENCY WOULD SPEND A TOTAL SUM OF N4.5BILLION ON ALLOWANCES AND TRAVELS THIS YEAR.

WHILE THE ADMINISTRATION HAS SET ASIDE N1.30BILLION FOR HONORARIA AND SITTING ALLOWANCES, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND HIS DEPUTY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO WILL CONSUME N3.2BILLION.

HOWEVER, THE FIGURE BUDGETED FOR SITTING ALLOWANCES WAS 46.3 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE N892.86 APPROVED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE IN 2020.

THE N3.2BILLION PROPOSED FOR TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION BY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS DEPUTY IN 2021 WAS 45.4 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE N2.27 BILLION PROVISIONS IN 2020.

ALL THESE WERE INCLUDED IN THE APPROVED 2021 BUDGET DETAILS OBTAINED FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE BY QUEST NEWS CREW.

THE PRESIDENCY OFFICE COMPRISES OF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION (OSGF), OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION (OHCSF), AND OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER (ONSA).

THE BREAKDOWN OF THE EXPENDITURE ON HONORARIA AND SITTING ALLOWANCES REVEALED THAT THE STATE HOUSE INCREASED ITS SPENDING FROM N327.2 MILLION IN 2020 TO N478.3 MILLION THIS YEAR.


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