Buhari, Osinbajo propose to spend N3.3bn on foreign, local trips

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will spend a total of N3.327bn on foreign and local trips in 2020.

The figure is contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

The item was tagged Travel and Transport (General) under State House (President) and State House (Vice-President).

In the 2019 Budget, a total of N1.3bn was allocated for the foreign and local trips of the President and the Vice-President. While N1bn was allocated to the President, N301.03m was allocated to the Vice-President.

A breakdown of the N3.327bn allocated to travels for the two officials in 2020 shows that Buhari will spend N2.526bn on his trips while Osinbajo will spend N801m on his trips.

A further breakdown shows that Buhari’s foreign trips will gulp N1.751bn while N775.6m will be spent on his local trips for the year.

In the case of Osinbajo, his foreign trips will cost the nation N517m while his local trips will cost N283.97m.

The figures are outside the N182.25m allocated for travels and transport in the budget of the State House Headquarters.

 SOURCE: PUNCH


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