President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo will spend over N4billion on food and travels in 2015, according to the details of the budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.
The presidency has a total budgetary allocation of N26.6 billion (N12.9 billion for personnel, N11. 1 billion for overhead and N2.5 billion capital development fund) next year, subject to upward or downward review by the lawmakers.
Specifically, President Jonathan will spend N1.9 billion on travels and transport, while others under the President’s office will spend N1.3 billion on local travels and transport, and another N621,067,913 on international travels and transport.
Vice President Namadi Sambo will spend a total on N42.4million on travels and transport, while others under his office will gulp N19.6 million for local travels and transport and N10.7 million for international travel and transport. Local travel and transport (training) will also gulp another N12 million. President Jonathan will also spend N517.8 million on miscellaneous, N456 million on honorarium and sitting allowance and N60.8 million on publicity and advertisements; while Sambo will spend N117 million on miscellaneous, N15 million on honorarium and sitting allowance, as well as N35 million on publicity and advertisements. Also according to the proposal obtained by Daily Trust in Abuja, both the president and his deputy have been allocated a combined sum of N1.2 billion to be spent on food stuffs and kitchen items.Another sum of N310 million will go for purchase of drugs and other medical and laboratory equipment. Other expenses include the sum of N13.5 million on the feeding of wild life at the State House zoo.
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