President Muhammadu Buhari will be spending the sum of N1.001 billion on travels this year, according to a breakdown of the 2019 budget which was signed into law on Monday, May 27.

Details of the breakdown shows that the President would spend N751.296 million on international trips and another N250.021 million for local trips.

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.

Also, 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.

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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.


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