Food for the gods! Presidency, others to spend N517.9m on meals in 2015

January 5, 2015 7:20 pm

The Federal Government is proposing to spend  N517.9m this year on meals
and refreshments for the , the Office of the Secretary to
the Government of the Federation, ministries of power and petroleum as well as
their parastatals.

The amount is contained in the details of the 2015 budget breakdown,
which was obtained by Punch correspondents in Abuja on Sunday.

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
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, N3.81m; and the Office of
the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, N838,758.

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