Nigeria’s 2022 Budget: Buhari, Osibanjo To Spend N3.6 Billion On Feeding, Travels — Highest Since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo plan to spend N3.57 billion on feeding and travel expenses, details of the 2020 budget proposals have shown. The amount is the highest since Mr Buhari assumed office, a Premium Times review has shown.

The president proposed N2.6 billion of the amount for his office, while N778 million was set aside for Mr Osinbajo’s office.

Presidential travels will gulp N2.3 billion: N775.6 million for local trips and N1.5 billion for international journeys.

The vice president’s travel expenses would gulp N778 million. Of this, N301 million was allocated for local trips and N476 million for foreign travels.

Highest In Buhari Years

In what is perhaps a reflection of the high inflation rate in the country and the rising cost of goods and services, this year’s budgetary allocation for the travels and feeding expenses of the president and vice president’s offices is the highest since Mr Buhari assumed office as president and submitted his first full-year budget to the National Assembly.

The sum of N3.4 billion was approved for the offices of the two citizens of the country in 2021. A similar figure was approved in 2020 for the same purpose.

Travel and feeding for both men cost the country N1.5 billion in 2019; N1.52 billion in 2018; in 2017, N1.45 billion; and N1.43 billion in 2016.

– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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