2019 budget: Buhari to spend N1bn on foreign, local travels
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2019 budget: Buhari to spend N1bn on foreign, local travels

- A breakdown of the 2019 budget which has been signed into law by President Buhari has been released

- According to the budget, the president will spend spend N1.001 billion on travels this year

- Vice President Osinbajo will also spend over N300 million on both foreign and local travels

A breakdown of the 2019 budget which was signed into law on Monday, May 27, showed that President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend N1.001 billion on travels this year.

Further details showed that the president would spent N751.296 million for international trips and another N250.021 million for local trips, Vanguard reports.

According to the budget, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N217.060 million on foreign travels and another N83.74 million on local travels.

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Legit.ng gathers that N3.822 billion was earmarked for annual routine maintenance of mechanical/electrical installations in the Villa.

According to the budget, N576.747 million was set aside for the phased replacement of vehicles, spares and tyres in the presidential CVU, security/police escort and State House operational fleet.

Another N395.834 million was earmarked for the construction of the Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic while N395.834 million would be spent on the construction of office buildings.

The president would spend N164.176 million on honourarium and sitting allowance as well as N25.652 million on meals and refreshments.

The Office of the Chief Security Officer to the president got the sum of N433.457 million for the purchase of security and operational vehicles.

The State House Medical Centre was allocated a total of N798.856 million with drugs and medicals supplies taking N208.350 million and N244.364 million earmarked for the purchase of health and medical equipment.

Conversion/upgrade of Villa Ranch and construction of wildlife conservation capture would take N27.463 million while rehabilitation of animal enclosure/procurement of Vet Lab equipment was allocated a separate N11.865 million.

Meanwhile, the Office of the President would spend N8,580,741 on the purchase of books in the 2019 fiscal year.

Similarly, N26,432,346 was provided in the budget for the purchase of newspapers, while N3, 511,909 was set aside for magazines and periodicals.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari said adjustment of the budget by the National Assembly may affect its smooth implementation.

Speaking at the budget signing event which took place at the president’s mini-conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari said the addition of about N90 billion to the N8.83trillion he submitted to the legislature would make it difficult for government to realise its set objectives.

He, however, stated that the executive arm of government would dialogue with the forthcoming ninth National Assembly so as to make life much better for Nigerians.

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