2019 Budget: Buhari to spend N1bn on travels


…N8.6m on books, N26.4m on newspapers

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Dirisu Yakubu

President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend N1. 001 billion on travels this year.

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President Buhari

The detailed 2019 budget, which he signed into law early this week, showed that the president would spend N751.296 million travelling around the world and another N250. 021 million locally.

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.

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…

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