- Details of the money earmarked for the foreign trips of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have emerged
- Similarly, the money earmarked for food items and refreshments of the duo has also been released
- According to the summation made from the breakdown of the budget the offices of the duo will spend a staggering N11.92bn on food and foreign trips
Analysis of the new 2023 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last week has revealed that his office and that of his vice, Yemi Osinbajo will be spending a whopping N11.92 billion for feeding and trips abroad.
Punch newspaper on Sunday, October 9 revealed in its report that N1.58bn has been earmarked for aircraft maintenance while N1.60bn was earmarked for the overhaul of the Gulfstream GV and CL605 aircraft engines.
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At the legislative arm of government, a whopping sum of N100 billion has been earmarked for constituency projects for the National Assembly as contained in the budget.
Legit.ng gathered that a further breakdown in the budget revealed that the sum of N2.49bn will be used for local and international trips by the president alone while his vice was allocated the sum of N846.61m for local and international trips.
The fueling of the aircraft is will gulp N250m, the purchase of air navigational and defence equipment will gulp N1.50bn, while N650m will go for a new mobile helicopter landing pad.
Interestingly, N36.15m will go for bank charges. while premium insurance for all 10 aircraft in the fleet is expected to cost N180m.
All ten aircraft include the Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or NAF 001), one Gulfstream 550, one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500), two Falcons 7X, one Hawker Siddeley 4000, two AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopters and two AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters.
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Buhari and Osinbajo’s food budget
As contained in the budget, N508.71m will go for food items and refreshments for both the president and the vice.
President Buhari will use N331.79m for his food items and refreshments, while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s food items and refreshments will gulp N176.92m.
A closer look at the new appropriation bill reveals that there was a whopping N750bn increase as against the previous budget.
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