President Buhari, Osinbajo seek approval from NASS to Spend N3.2billion on International, Local Travels

President Buhari, Osinbajo seek approval from NASS to Spend N3.2billion on International, Local Travels

  • Since assumption to office, President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on several trips which include official meetings and medical check-ups
  • While official trips are compulsory, many Nigerians have questioned trips embarked on for medical check-ups or treatment
  • According to media reports, President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled out of Nigeria over 51 times since assuming office in 2015.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will spend N3.2 billion on travel and transport expenses.

The plan is contained in the 2022 budget proposal submitted by Buhari on Thursday, 8 October 2021 to the National assembly for approval.

According to the document, the president approved about N2.3 billion of the amount for traveling and transport costs for his office while about N778.2 million was earmarked for Osinbajo’s office while state headquarters look to spend N162.25 million for the same item.

Read also

BREAKING: Top minister eyeing Buhari’s seat resigns, gives reason

President Buhari set plans for next year travels
President Buhari on a train ride Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto
Source: Getty Images

As in the last five years, international travel expenses will take the largest chunk of these expenses, analysis show.

Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through!


For Presidential travels, N775.6 million will be spent on local trips while N1.53 billion will go on international journeys.

On the other hand, Vice president Osinbajo will spend next year N301.9 million locally and N476.2 million outside the shores of the country.

In previous years, reports have it that the president and vice president spent N1.5 billion in 2019 on travels and feeding; N1.52 billion in 2018; in 2017, N1.45 billion; and N1.43 billion in 2016.

Report unveils full list of politicians who have visited Tinubu in London and estimated cost of their trips had earlier published the list of top politicians and political office holders in Nigeria who "have spent millions of naira" to visit Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in London, United Kingdom (UK).

Read also

2023: APC closes sale of N100m nomination forms, rakes N2.58bn

Tinubu has been in London for medical attention in the last three months. He was said to have undergone knee surgery and he is currently undertaking physiotherapy.

President Muhammadu Buhari is among those who have visited Tinubu in London. The president visited the APC leader while he was also in the UK for a medical checkup.


Online view pixel