Monday, 5 January 2015
Presidency, others to spend N517.9m on meals in 2015
Out of the N517.9m, a provision of N174.54m was made for refreshments and meals for the State House in 2015.
For the office of the President, the budget breakdown revealed that a provision of N142.47m was made for 2015 for refreshments and meals.
For the Vice-President, a provision of N25.58m was made for meals and refreshments. However, while the State House Headquarters, Office of the President and the Vice President all have a combined budgetary provision of N342.59m for refreshments and meals, the 10 agencies under the presidency had a provision of just N67.4m for the same items.
They are the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals which has a provision of N8.49m; the Bureau for Public Enterprises, N14.72m; the National Emergency Management Agency,N14m; and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission N20m.
Others are the Bureau of Public Procurement, N5.52m; the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, N3.81m; and the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, N838,758.