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BREAKING || AMIDST RECESSION, BUHARI TO SPEND N400M ON CARS FOR EX-PRESIDENTS

– The President Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government will waste over spend N400m on the purchase of vehicles for the nation’s former heads of government and their deputies in 2017

– The office of the SGF will also buy N32m vehicles for offices and units in the office

– FG has equally marked N170m for the celebration of the nation’s Independence Day and Democracy Day celebrations which holds October 1 and May 28 respectively

Despite recession, Buhari to buy N400m cars for Obasanjo, Jonathan, IBB others

Despite the current economic recession, the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government will waste over spend N400m on the purchase of vehicles for the nation’s former heads of government and their deputies in 2017.

According to the details of the 2017 Appropriation Bill seen by PUNCH newspaper, N280.099m was budgeted for the purchase of vehicles for seven former Presidents and Heads of State.

The seven living former heads of government are Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.); Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Shehu Shagari; Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.); Chief Ernest Shonekan; Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.); and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The four living former Vice-Presidents and ex-Chiefs of General Staff are former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme; Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (retd.); Gen. Oladipo Diya (retd.), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former Vice-President Namadi Sambo.

However, the brands and number of the vehicles that would be bought for each of the former leaders were not indicated.

The office of the SGF will also buy N32m vehicles for offices and units in the office.

FG has equally marked N170m for the celebration of the nation’s Independence Day and Democracy Day celebrations which holds October 1 and May 28 respectively.

Again, office of the SGF will spend N1.322bn on the procurement and installation of security system across selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The office will also spend N104.586m on what it called support and maintenance of e-council document management; it will spend N290m on electronic document and content management system and another N45m on electronic document management and archival system in the OSGF.

The budget details further revealed that the OSGF will spend N55m on upgrading and maintenance of Council Chambers Conference System; N35m will be spent on one Xerox D125 photocopy machine; N20.8m on purchase of 52 laptop computers; N54.35m for the purchase of equipment for the production of staff identity cards and installation of file tracking system; and N5m for the OSGF website.

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